New Jerusalem

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New Jerusalem

Christianity
heaven regarded as the prototype of the earthly Jerusalem; the heavenly city

New Jerusalem

new paradise; dwelling of God among men. [N.T.: Revelation 21:2]
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Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy.
So strong were these two notions that in simple people's minds in the Middle Ages to travel to Jerusalem on earth seemed little different from traveling to Jerusalem above, the heavenly Jerusalem or City of God itself.
Although Nebuchadnezzar had laid waste to the Holy Temple, its holiness remained and it was then that the Jewish exiles swore: "if I forget you Jerusalem, may I forget my right hand and may my tongue adhere to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember, if I do not hold Jerusalem above my greatest joy.
In earlier Christian tradition the Jerusalem above was the "mother of believers," but for the Judean monks the church of the earthly Jerusalem is the "mother of the churches.