199J Jerusalem, the City of the Great King
Jerusalem has fascinated, enthralled, and moved pilgrims, tourists, and students of the Bible for years. The prophets called the city a “cup of trembling” (Zech. 12:2) and recorded that it was the center of the earth (Ezek. 5:5). The psalmist sang that it was the “city of the Great King” (Ps. 48.2). The Lord said He would “place His name” in the city (Deut. 16:6, 11, 15) and He did (2 Chron. 6:20). The Lord Jesus wept over the city (Luke 19:41) and the Holy Spirit descended upon the Church there (Acts 2). Discipleship, as manifested by the people of God, had its theological roots in the city. Our instructor has lived and taught in Jerusalem as well as worked on archaeological excavations in and around the city for a number of years. He will bring his firsthand knowledge and experience to this class. The topics that will be discussed are: The Geography of Jerusalem; The Jerusalem of David; Solomon and the Prophets; The Jerusalem of Jesus and the early Church.