The Vibe of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is God HQ before Rome takes over. It’s a big city in Israel surrounded by a wall with a massive Temple in it which is built by Solomon, knocked down by the Babylonians, rebuilt thanks to the Persians, improved by the Jews and finally knocked down again by the Romans. After Solomon dies, the part of Israel where Jerusalem can be found becomes the kingdom of Judah and Jerusalem becomes its capital city. Jerusalem suffers badly at the hands of the Babylonian invaders and the place is reduced to rubble. Not long after Babylon’s defeat by the Persians though, the Persian king lets the Jews back to rebuild the city. By the time Jesus is born, Judah is known as Judea and Jerusalem is the centre of government, home to both the Jewish King, Herod, and the local Roman governor, Pontius Pilate. Jesus is executed on the outskirts of the city and the vibes are not good – forty years later, just after the last writer has written the last full stop at the end of the last book of the Bible, Jerusalem is ransacked by Roman armies and reduced to rubble again.

General vibe of Jerusalem: City of God.
Factvibe: Jerusalem means ‘Place of Peace’.
Previous vibe: King Solomon
Next vibe: the Temple