Jerusalem as the Center of the World

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“This is what the sovereign LORD says: This is Jerusalem; I placed her in the center of the nations with countries all around her.” (Ezek 5:5)

“to loot and plunder, to attack the inhabited ruins and the people gathered from the nations, who are acquiring cattle and goods, who live at the center of the earth.” (Ezek 38:12)

“In the future the mountain of the LORD’s temple will endure as the most important of mountains, and will be the most prominent of hills. All the nations will stream to it, many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the LORD’s mountain, to the temple of the God of Jacob, so he can teach us his requirements, and we can follow his standards.” For Zion will be the center for moral instruction; the LORD will issue edicts from Jerusalem.” (Isa 2:2–3)

“Many nations will come, saying, “Come on! Let’s go up to the LORD’s mountain, to the temple of Jacob’s God, so he can teach us his commands and we can live by his laws. For Zion will be the source of instruction; the LORD’s teachings will proceed from Jerusalem.” (Mic 4:2)

“I will transform the lame into the nucleus of a new nation, and those far off into a mighty nation. The LORD will reign over them on Mount Zion, from that day forward and forevermore.” (Mic 4:7)

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

“And from there I looked into the middle of the earth, and I saw a blessed place, having been destroyed.” (Enoch 26:1)

See also Jubilees 8–9 and Revelation 21:10–22:5.

 

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