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Jerusalem

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Author(s): Wardle, Timothy
In political terms, Jerusalem did not become a “Christian” city until the early 4th century CE. Constantine’s conversion to Christianity left an indelible imprint on the Roman Empire, and nowhere was the transformation more evident than in Jerusalem. Byzantine Jerusalem’s magnificent churches and rich liturgy led to a surge in Christian pilgrims desirous of visiting the sites where Jesus was understood to have taught, healed, died, and rose to life. For Christians, Jerusalem was holy because of …
Date: 2020-09-21