Jerusalem of Gold…
Most everyone has heard of Jerusalem Stone, known historically as “Meleke” whose literal meaning is “the stone of kings” or “the royal stone.” This is a high-density dolomite limestone quarried in Jerusalem and the surrounding Judean hills. This stone was used in ancient times in the building of Jerusalem, Solomon’s First Temple and Herold’s Second Temple. These stones harden with time, change color hues and hold the ability to withstand extreme temperatures. When you walk in Jerusalem, you are walking on ancient stones that have withstood the test of time.
One of the most beautiful sights to see is when the sun’s rays shine on Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Stones turn a golden color. This aerial view of Jerusalem illustrates her lights shining out of darkness, her golden color even at night.
“Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see. For the glory of the Lord rises to shine on you. Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the Lord rises and appears over you. All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see your radiance.” (Isaiah 60:1-3)