Word Summary
Yerushalaim or Yerushalayim: probably "foundation of peace", capital city of all Isr
Original Word: יְרוּשָׁלַם
Transliteration: Yerushalaim or Yerushalayim
Phonetic Spelling: (yer-oo-shaw-lah'-im)
Part of Speech: proper name, of a location
Short Definition: probably "foundation of peace", capital city of all Isr
Meaning: Jerusalem -- probably "foundation of peace", capital city of all Israel
Strong's Concordance

Rarely Yruwshalayim {yer-oo- shaw-lah'-yim}; a dual (in allusion to its two main hills (the true pointing, at least of the former reading, seems to be that of Yruwshalem)); probably from (the passive participle of) yarah and shalam; founded peaceful; Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine -- Jerusalem.

see HEBREW Yruwshalem

see HEBREW yarah

see HEBREW shalam


H3389. Yerushalaim

or Yerushalayim יְרוּשָׁלַ֫יִם יֲרוּשָׁלַ֫םִ,644

proper name, of a location Jerusalem (in Assyrian Urusalim, Tel Amarna, ZimZA, 1891, 252, 254; Ursalimmu, COTGlossary; ᵐ5Ιερουσαλημ; √ and meaning dubious; Rel Ew and others derive from שׁלם יְרוּשׁpossession of peace (or Salem's possession); Thes and others from יָרָה‎, i.e. יְרוּ‎ + שָׁלֵםa foundation of peace; GrillZAW, 1884, 134 ff. foundation of Shalem (Shalem = God of peace, = ׳י‎); but name not certainly Hebrew; according to SayceAcad. Feb. 7, 1891, 138; Higher Crit. 176 (opposed by ZimZA. 1891, 263), JastrJBL xi, 1892, 185 = Uru (city) + Salim, proper name, of divinity); — usually יְרוּשָׁלַ֫םִ‎ (Qr perpetuum), Joshua 10:10 +; יְרוּשָׁלָ֑םִ1 Samuel 17:54 +; לַ֫יִם‎-5t. according to Masora (see FrensdorffMass. Magna, 293), namely Jeremiah 26:18; 1 Chronicles 3:5; 2 Chronicles 25:1; 32:9 (with ה‎ locative), Esther 2:6, (but לָ֑֫םִ‎- 1 Chronicles 3:5 van d. H Baer), so Maccabean coins, LevyGeschichte. d. jüd. Münz. 42 f.; with ה‎ locative יְרוּשָׁלַ֫מֳה1 Kings 10:2; Isaiah 36:2; Ezekiel 8:3; (לַ֫יְמָה‎-2 Chronicles 32:9 above); לָ֑מֳה‎- 2 Kings 9:28; with prefixes: ׳בִּירו2 Samuel 9:13 +; ׳לִירו2 Kings 18:22 +; ׳מִירו2 Samuel 15:11 +; ׳וִירו2 Kings 23:1 +; — Jerusalem, renowned as capital of all Israel, afterwards of southern kingdom, seat of central worship in temple, first named as city of Canaanite Adoni-‚edek Joshua 10:1, 3, 5, 23 (all J E), compare 12:10 (D); inhabited by Jebusites 15:63 (twice in verse) (P), Judges 1:21 (twice in verse), compare 1:7 (Adoni-Bezek); identification with יְבוּס19:10, and הַיְבוּסִי‎ (q. v.) Joshua 15:8; 18:28 (both P); captured by Judah Judges 1:8; first named in connection with David 1 Samuel 17:54 ; taken possession of by David as king 2 Samuel 5:6; David's royal seat 5:5; 5:13; 5:14; 8:7; 11:1 +; it remained the capital until taken by Nebuchadrezzar, B.C. 588, 2 Kings 25:1 +; it became the chief home of the returned exiles Ezra 1:11; 2:11; Nehemiah 2:11, 17 +; mentioned Samuel 31 t., Kings 92 t., Chronicles 151 t., Ezra 25 t., Nehemiah 38 t., Isa127t., Isa2, 322t., Jeremiah 107 t., Ezekiel 26 t., Zechariah 41 t., etc. — See also proper name, of a location שָׁלֵם יְבוּס,‎.

ירח‎ (√ of following; meaning dubious; according to MV Buhl = ארח‎, of moon as wanderer, so LagBN 46).