Jerusalem, Continuity and Conquest: Qiblah, Iliya, Bayt al-Maqdis, Isra’
Beatrice St. Laurent [+]
Bridgewater State University
Isam Awwad [+]
Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem
Chapter 4 discusses the Arabic names for Jerusalem and Qur’anic associations with the city in the early Islamic Period. This discussion focuses on demonstrating continuity with the Solomonic/Herodian/Roman past and linkage to Arabia and Islam.