The Making of the City of the LORD. Jerusalem is first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 14:18, a passage that tells us Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek, the King of Salem. Shalem means be complete or peaceable in Hebrew. It is the root word of Yerushalem (Jerusalem) and of shalom (peace).
The tradition of pilgrims coming to Jerusalem to visit various shrines that commemorated events in the life of Yeshua (Jesus) and His disciples predates the actual building of churches.
Although Micah gave the people such a hopeful message of the coming of the Messiah, he also reproved the corruption of city life in Israel and Judah. He foresaw the Babylonian exile and destruction of Samaria and Jerusalem which happened within the next two centuries. (Micah 4:10)
This can bring the peace of Yeshua into everyone’s heart. Jerusalem or Yeru-shalayim ירושלים is mentioned over 800 times throughout the Bible.
Jesus (Yeshua) is the only one who has the power to spread His wings over the Gentile nations and His beloved brethren of Israel to redeem them. So, as you see, He is not only our Messiah, Saviour, and Lord, but also our Brother, and Yeshua fulfilled the ancient role of Kinsman Redeemer with His love for us!