New Jerusalem

noun

New Je·​ru·​sa·​lem -jə-ˈrü-s(ə-)ləm How to pronounce New Jerusalem (audio)
-zə-ləm;
-ˈrüz-ləm
1
: the final abode of souls redeemed by Christ
2
: an ideal earthly community

Examples of New Jerusalem in a Sentence

prayed that the those recently departed will spend eternal life in New Jerusalem an idealistic senator who thought that he could singlehandedly turn Washington into the New Jerusalem

Word History

Etymology

from the phrase "the holy city, New Jerusalem" (Revelation 21:2)

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of New Jerusalem was in 1535

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“New Jerusalem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/New%20Jerusalem. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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