Jerusalem - This is the Jebusite fortress that David conquers and turns into the capital of his united monarchy. The city later becomes sacred to Christians and Muslims, as well as Jews, and remains far from realizing its etymology as a place of peace.
Mount Sinai - This is the mountain in western Egypt where God first appears to Moses in a burning bush and where he reveals to him and the freed people of Israel the Law of the Covenant. Later, the prophet Elijah seeks refuge there and recognizes God not in any violent manifestations of nature, but in a small breeze.
Shechem - This is the historic town that Abraham first visits when he enters The Land. It is where Jacob buys property, Israel's first sacred genocide is performed to avenge the rape of Dinah, Joseph is kidnapped to Egypt, and the ritual blessings and...
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