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Lying between eastern Mediterranean and Arabian Peninsulain the heart of the Middle EastJerusalem has been shaped by many diverse races cultures and religions that the city encountered in its long-winded history Almost consequently not only Abrahamic Religions but many other beliefs blossomed and practiced in this cityusually with a notion of holiness for Jerusalem attached to them Judaism Christianity and Islam which all begun in the Middle East agrees on that at least in principle though not in application as we observe even today God promised the land which mainly consists of Jerusalem to Abraham and its descendants which attributes a holiness to the land itselfas a specific sacred location on earthFurthermore for Israelites the everlasting covenant between ADONAIthe God and Abraham which directs them into living in Jerusalemor the Promised Landgreatly contributes to the holiness of Jerusalem making it a place to live on forever for them for many crucial reasons Nevertheless two factors making Jerusalem a holy city one being the land itself and the other a united Israel Kingdom standing on it is greatly raised by a third element that is evident in many chapters of the Hebrew Bible and many other sacred texts and psalmsGods presence and sight in the city of Jerusalem elevates citys holiness to a unique level As long as regulations are followed God would be present among the people of Israel in Jerusalemfrom past to eternitywhich would make the city unique in religious and historical aspectsThere are many aspects of the presence of God to what contributes to the notion of holiness attached to JerusalemFirst one of them is the responsibility of the King and Israelites to God bonded by the covenant and its direct consequences A good example to the extent of the effects of Gods sight and presence over Jerusalem would be David taking a census of Israel and Yhudah Davids request to get an estimate for the number of people that can hold a
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