Jerusalem: The Eternal City

by D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner, David B. Galbraith


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Latter-day Saints are well aware of the significance of the great city of Jerusalem in our theology and in the history of God's dealings with his people. Here is a unique contribution to the literature of the Church prepared by three professors who have a combined total of thirty-five years residence and experience in Jerusalem. Jerusalem, the Eternal City studies the Holy City from 2000 B.C. to A.D. 2000 — from Melchizedek to the Millennium. It is the first treatment of the significance of Jerusalem from an LDS point of view. Through the disciplines of theology, history, geography, anthropology, archeology, linguistics, and political science, the book is a comprehensive analysis of Jerusalem's multifaceted influence on world history through forty centuries.

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D. Kelly Ogden

D. Kelly Ogden is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. His doctoral work focused on the Hebrew language and historical geography of biblical lands. He has walked the length and breadth of the Holy Land and climbed Mount Sinai eighteen times. Dr. Ogden has written numerous books and articles on the Bible, especially during the fourteen years he lived in the Near East. He was associate director of the BYU Jerusalem Center and assisted in the preparation of the Latter-day Saint edition of the King James Bible. He has served as branch president in Jerusalem, mission president in Chile, Missionary Training Center president in Guatemala, and sealer in the Provo Utah Temple. He and his wife, Marcia Hammond Ogden, are the parents of four children.

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Andrew C. Skinner

Andrew C. Skinner is a professor of ancient scripture and Near Eastern studies and holder of the Richard L. Evans Professorship of Religious Understanding at Brigham Young University, where he served as dean of Religious Education and as the first executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. A member of the international editorial group that translated the Dead Sea Scrolls and author or coauthor of more than two hundred articles and books on religious and historical topics, Dr. Skinner taught at the BYUJerusalem Center and was its associate director. He has served in the Church in several capacities: bishop, counselor in the Israel district presidency, member of the Correlation Evaluation Committee, and member of the Sunday School General Board. He and his wife, Janet Corbridge Skinner, are the parents of six children and grandparents of seven.

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David B. Galbraith

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By , Submitted on 2016-12-30

Greatly disappointed in the ebook version, it does not contain graphs, charts and pictures found in the regular book. Found the book to be very informative.

A must read for better understanding the cultural and historical context of the Old and New Testaments
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Galbraith, Ogden and Skinner successfully present a scholarly study of Jerusalem from an LDS reference point, managing to maintain credibility as legitimate researchers (plenty of non-LDS sources are cited).
The authors not only sketch the history of Jerusalem, but also describe the importance of the city - geographically and spiritually - from Abraham's time to the advent of the Second Coming.
My main reason for reading this book was to deepen my understanding of the Old Testament, but I gained much more. Great book.

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