The City in the Bible: Implications for Urban Ministry

Diane Jacobson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1994

Issue: The City (Vol. 14, No 4, Fall, 1994)

For the city in the Bible is finally a world of stark reality that houses a population of simultaneous saints and sinners. In the city, complete with temptation and promise, sin and grace, reality is one’s ever present companion. For though the biblical journey begins in the garden, it moves quickly to the city and remains there, moving back and forth from city to city, until finally one rests in the heavenly garden transformed into a city. The biblical drama, with its unrelentingly human face, is played out largely within city walls.

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