Thirty-three miles east of the Mediterranean Sea on a limestone plateau in the Judaean Hills rests one of the oldest cities in the world: Jerusalem. Jerusalem is mentioned 660 times in the Old Testament and 141 in the New—more if you count all its synonyms like Zion, city of God, and Salem.1 No city has been written and sung about as much as Jerusalem.2 Or fought over. It’s been conquered more than 40 times including by the Persians, the Romans,…