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artichoke see "Jerusalem artichoke." [1/2 definitions]
Bethlehem a hill town north of Jerusalem in Israeli-occupied Jordan, traditionally considered the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
Calvary according to the New Testament, the place near Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was crucified; Golgotha. [1/2 definitions]
Hanukkah an eight-day festival beginning on the twenty-fifth day of Kislev in which, by lighting the menorah each night, Jews celebrate the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrians, the rededication of the temple at Jerusalem, and the miracle of the lamp.
Maccabees the members of a ruling Jewish family who defeated the Syrians in 167 B.C. and rededicated the temple in Jerusalem, these events being commemorated in the festival of Hanukkah.
Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylonia in the sixth century B.C. who destroyed Jerusalem and sent the Jews into captivity.
Palm Sunday in many Christian churches, the Sunday before Easter, commemorating the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.
Ramallah a city just north of Jerusalem in the West Bank.
sanctum sanctorum the innermost or most holy chamber of the ancient temple in Jerusalem; holy of holies. [1/2 definitions]
Solomon according to the Old Testament, the third king of Israel, who reigned in the tenth century B.C., was renowned for his wisdom, and built the first temple in Jerusalem.
Templar a knight of a religious military order founded by the Crusaders in the twelfth century in Jerusalem.
Tishah b'Av the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar, observed as a day of fasting and mourning in commemoration of the destruction of the temple in ancient Jerusalem.
tree of life in the Bible, a tree in the heavenly Jerusalem with leaves for the healing of nations. [1/3 definitions]
Zion the hill in Jerusalem on which the Temple was built. [1/3 definitions]