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.
By Craig, 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 Chris, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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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.