Psalm 87: Jerusalem, Mother of Peoples

  • Franz Sedlmeier University of Augsburg
Keywords: Jerusalem, Psalm 87, Peace, City of God


Psalm 87 personifies the city of Jerusalem which, as the Mother of Peoples, becomes the icon of a reconciled and united humanity. The universal significance of Jerusalem is ultimately founded in the love of God, which wants to shine out in his city Jerusalem and be known to all peoples. The Psalmist sketches the real utopia of a reconciled humanity, joyfully celebrating its happiness in having discovered God as the source of life.

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