Place Name JERUSALEM

TYPE: Settlement

Meaning & History

From Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim), from an earlier Canaanite form like Urushalim, probably meaning "established by (the god) SHALIM". This is the name of a city in Israel and Palestine. Originally a Canaanite city, it was conquered by the Israelites under King David at the beginning of the 10th century BC. It is now regarded as a holy city by Jews, Christians and Muslims.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Yerushalayim (Ancient Hebrew), Hierousalem (Biblical Greek), Yerushalayim (Biblical Hebrew), Hierusalem (Biblical Latin), Jeruzalem (Dutch), Jérusalem (French), Ierousalim (Greek), Yerushalayim (Hebrew), Gerusalemme (Italian), Jerusalém (Portuguese), Jerusalén (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Jérusalem, Jerusalém
USER SUBMISSION: Jerusalem
Entry added July 11, 2018