3389. Yerushalaim or Yerushalayim
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Yerushalaim or Yerushalayim: probably "foundation of peace," capital city of all Isr.
Original Word: יְרוּשָׁלַ֫םִ
Part of Speech: proper name, of a location
Transliteration: Yerushalaim or Yerushalayim
Phonetic Spelling: (yer-oo-shaw-lah'-im)
Short Definition: Jerusalem

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from yarah and shalem
probably "foundation of peace," capital city of all Isr.
NASB Translation
Jerusalem (642), Jerusalem's (1).

יֲרוּשָׁלַ֫םִ, יְרוּשָׁלַ֫יִם644

proper name, of a location Jerusalem (in Assyrian Urusalim, Tel Amarna, ZimZA, 1891, 252, 254; Ursalimmu, COTGlossary; ᵐ5 Ιερουσαλημ; √ and meaning dubious; Rel Ew and others derive from יְרוּשׁ שׁלם possession of peace (or Salem's possession); Thes and others from יָרָה, i.e. יְרוּ + שָׁלֵם a foundation of peace; GrillZAW, 1884, 134 ff. foundation of Shalem (Shalem = God of peace, = ׳י); but name not certainly Hebrew; according to SayceAcad. Feb. 7, 1891, 138; Higher Crit. 176 (opposed by ZimZA. 1891, 263), JastrJBL xi, 1892, 185 = Uru (city) + Salim, proper name, of divinity); — usually יְרוּשָׁלַ֫םִ (Qr perpetuum), Joshua 10:10 +; יְרוּשָׁלָ֑םִ 1 Samuel 17:54 +; לַ֫יִם-5t. according to Masora (see FrensdorffMass. Magna, 293), namely Jeremiah 26:18; 1 Chronicles 3:5; 2Chronicles 25:1; 32:9 (with ה locative), Esther 2:6, (but לָ֑֫םִ- 1 Chronicles 3:5 van d. H Baer), so Maccabean coins, LevyGeschichte. d. jüd. Münz. 42 f.; with ה locative יְרוּשָׁלַ֫מֳה 1 Kings 10:2; Isaiah 36:2; Ezekiel 8:3; (לַ֫יְמָה-2Chronicles 32:9 above); לָ֑מֳה- 2 Kings 9:28; with prefixes: ׳בִּירו 2 Samuel 9:13 +; ׳לִירו 2 Kings 18:22 +; ׳מִירו 2 Samuel 15:11 +; ׳וִירו 2 Kings 23:1 +; — Jerusalem, renowned as capital of all Israel, afterwards of southern kingdom, seat of central worship in temple, first named as city of Canaanite Adoni-‚edek Joshua 10:1,3,5,23 (all J E), compare Joshua 12:10 (D); inhabited by Jebusites Joshua 15:63 (twice in verse) (P), Judges 1:21 (twice in verse), compare Judges 1:7 (Adoni-Bezek); identification with יְבוּס Judges 19:10, and הַיְבוּסִי (q. v.) Joshua 15:8; Joshua 18:28 (both P); captured by Judah Judges 1:8; first named in connection with David 1 Samuel 17:54 ; taken possession of by David as king 2 Samuel 5:6; David's royal seat 2 Samuel 5:5; 2 Samuel 5:13; 2 Samuel 5:14; 2 Samuel 8:7; 2 Samuel 11:1 +; it remained the capital until taken by Nebuchadrezzar, B.C. 588, 2 Kings 25:1 +; it became the chief home of the returned exiles Ezra 1:11; Ezra 2:11; Nehemiah 2:11,17 +; mentioned Samuel 31 t., Kings 92 t., Chronicles 151 t., Ezra 25 t., Nehemiah 38 t., Isa127t., Isa2,322t., Jeremiah 107 t., Ezekiel 26 t., Zechariah 41 t., etc. — See also proper name, of a location יְבוּס, שָׁלֵם.

ירח (√ of following; meaning dubious; according to MV Buhl = ארח, of moon as wanderer, so LagBN 46).


Rarely Yruwshalayim {yer-oo- shaw-lah'-yim}; a dual (in allusion to its two main hills (the true pointing, at least of the former reading, seems to be that of Yruwshalem)); probably from (the passive participle of) yarah and shalam; founded peaceful; Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine -- Jerusalem.

see HEBREW Yruwshalem

see HEBREW yarah

see HEBREW shalam

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