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Names: Laato, Antti, editor.

Title: Understanding the spiritual meaning of Jerusalem in three Abrahamic religions / edited by Antti Laato.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019] | Series: Studies on the children of Abraham, 2210-4720 ; 6 | Includes index. | Summary: “Understanding the Spiritual Meaning of Jerusalem in Three Abrahamic Religions analyzes the historical, social and theological factors which have resulted in Jerusalem being considered a holy place in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It also surveys the transmission of the religious traditions related to Jerusalem. This volume centralizes both the biblical background of Jerusalem's pivotal role as holy place and its later development in religious writings; the biblical imagery has been adapted, rewritten and modified in Second Temple Jewish writings, the New Testament, patristic and Jewish literature, and Islamic traditions. Thus, all three monotheistic religions have influenced the multifaceted, interpretive traditions which help to understand the current religious and political position of Jerusalem in the three main Abrahamic faiths”– Provided by publisher.

Identifiers: LCCN 2019024720 (print) | LCCN 2019024721 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004406780 (hardback) | ISBN 9789004406858 (ebook)

Subjects: LCSH: Jerusalem–History. | Jerusalem–In Judaism. | Jerusalem–In Christianity. | Jerusalem–In Islam.

Classification: LCC DS109.9 .U53 2019 (print) | LCC DS109.9 (ebook) | DDC 203/.509569442–dc23

LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2019024720

LC ebook record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2019024721

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ISSN 2210-4720

ISBN 978-90-04-40678-0 (hardback)

ISBN 978-90-04-40685-8 (e-book)

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