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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The capital of Palestine, holy city of the Jews, belonged originally to the Jebusites, but was captured by David and made his capital; a strong place, built on four hills 2000 ft. above the Mediterranean, enclosed within walls and protected nearly all round by deep valleys and rising grounds beyond; it has been so often besieged, overthrown, and rebuilt that the present city stands on rubbish heaps, the ruins of ancient structures.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Jerusalem'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/j/jerusalem.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.