Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Christianity The final dwelling place of souls redeemed by Jesus.
  • noun An ideal community on earth.

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Examples

  • At each answer, one reporter, from a magazine called New Jerusalem, responded with an enthusiastic nod and the refrain: Amen.

    Gospel starts to strike a chord in Brazil, the home of bossa nova

  • The Jews did not seek to build a New Jerusalem, that is a Christian concept.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • We see in Scripture that God has His Holy City in Heaven called New Jerusalem, and we see that the devil is an imitator who has a city system of his own that attempts to fill the face of the world with his wicked cities.

    How I Know Barack Obama Is NOT The Antichrist

  • This story is pregnant with Biblical weight, referencing Daniel at Belshazzar's feast, the fate of Dagon before the Ark, and the fate prophesied for Edom in Isaiah.2 Even the dimensions of Sarnath and the fulsome description of its wonders recall the New Jerusalem in Ezekiel and Revelation.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • There's one story left that might be interesting enough to compete with the fiction on the front pages, and Farber begs to be assigned to it: The United Nations is closing a penal colony they had created in 1987, an island called New Jerusalem, where, until the advent of the drug treatments ten years later, convicts were parachuted for a life sentence.

    Archive 2004-03-01

  • There's one story left that might be interesting enough to compete with the fiction on the front pages, and Farber begs to be assigned to it: The United Nations is closing a penal colony they had created in 1987, an island called New Jerusalem, where, until the advent of the drug treatments ten years later, convicts were parachuted for a life sentence.

    "Unidentified Objects" by James P. Blaylock

  • There was a party of very serious-minded American tourists, with an accent reverberant enough to have cracked the windows of the carriage had they not, luckily, been open; and from the talk of these good people he learnt that they came from a place called New Jerusalem, that they intended to do London in two days, and that they answered to the names of Mr Thwing, Mr Moment, and Mr and Mrs Skull.

    Austin and His Friends

  • Yet the New Jerusalem is a book to read, but it is not of the Holy City that St. John saw in the Revelation; it is of the New Jerusalem of the twentieth century, which is very imperfect, yet is Holy.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Era, or the New Jerusalem, which is to be introduced by our instrumentality.

    Secret Enemies of True Republicanism

  • Which proves, my precentor tells me, that the New Jerusalem is a Presbyterian city and singeth nothing but the psalms.

    St. Cuthbert's

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