Israel: Holy Land to Many, 1st Edition

  • Gil Zohar
  • Published By: Mitchell Lane
  • ISBN-10: 1612286925
  • ISBN-13: 9781612286921
  • DDC: 203.509569
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 9th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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For billions of religious believers, Jews, Christians and Muslims, Israel is the Holy Land. There are millions of followers of less well–known faiths—Samaritans, Druze and Bahá'í—who also revere the Land of Israel. Many of the events of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and even passages in the Quran (Islam's scriptures) took place in Israel. It may also be said that Israel is a crossroads for traditional religion and New Age spirituality. This volume introduces young readers to the narratives of the different faiths which view this sliver of a country as sacred ground.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Copyright Page.
1: Religious Traditions of Jerusalem's Temple Mount and Haram ash-Sharif.
2: The Number Forty in the Torah, New Testament and Koran.
3: The Holy Sepulcher—The Heritage of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus.
4: Praying with Fire.
5: Twenty-first Century Religion—The Website of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
6: The Franciscans—Custodians of the Holy Land.
7: The Ethiopian Monastery and an Historic Dispute Over Sacred Space.
8: Is the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia?.
9: Merry Christmas in Jerusalem—Several Times Over.
10: Armenian Christmas Pudding.
11: The Bahá'í World Center and Human Unity.
12: Safed—Sacred City with a Mystical Heritage.
13: Pilgrimage to the Tombs of Pious Sages.
14: The Samaritans and the Passover Ritual.
Chapter Notes.
Works Consulted.
Further Reading.
On the Internet.
Photo Credits.
About the Author.