|Jerusalem ירושלים (Hebrew) القُدس (Arabic)|
|Gihon Spring settlement||3000–2800 BCE|
|City of David||c. 1000 BCE|
|Present Old City walls built||1541|
Who were the original inhabitants of Jerusalem?
3,000 to 2,500 B.C. — The city on the hills separating the fertile Mediterranean coastline of present-day Israel from the arid deserts of Arabia was first settled by pagan tribes in what was later known as the land of Canaan. The Bible says the last Canaanites to rule the city were the Jebusites.
Is Israel Arab country?
In its Basic Laws, Israel defines itself as a Jewish and democratic state, and the nation state of the Jewish people.
|State of Israel מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל (Hebrew) دولة إسرائيل (Arabic)|
|Ethnic groups (2019)||74.2% Jews 20.9% Arabs 4.8% other|
How many nationalities live in Jerusalem?
In 2016, the total population of Jerusalem was 882,700, including 536,600 Jews, 319,800 Muslims, 15,800 Christians, and 10,300 unclassified. In 2003 the population of the Old City was 3,965 Jews and 31,405 “Arabs and others” (Choshen 12).
Who is the tribe of Judah today?
Instead, the people of Judah were exiled to Babylon about 586, but were eventually able to return and rebuild their nation. In time, the tribe of Judah became identified with the entire Hebrew nation and gave its name to the people known today as the Jews.
What’s the difference between Judah and Israel?
The Kingdom of Israel (or the Northern Kingdom or Samaria) existed as an independent state until 722 BCE, when it was conquered by the Neo-Assyrian Empire. The Kingdom of Judah (or the Southern Kingdom) existed as an independent state until 586 BCE, when it was conquered by the Neo-Babylonian Empire.