Reading The Book of Mormon on Mount Scopus

Since territorial continuity is somewhat problematic in Jerusalem, the city does not have what one might call urban continuity. Instead, Israel’s capital consists of enclaves of isolated communities. One of those enclaves is the Mormon University, or, as it is officially known, Brigham Young University’s Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, which is located on a prime location on the southern slopes of Mount Scopus, adjacent to Augusta Victoria hospital.

The Jerusalem Center is a quiet enclave that overlooks the city’s stunning landscape, which includes not only the Old City of Jerusalem, Mount of Olives and Kidron Valley, but also cemeteries and the black water tanks on the roofs of houses in theneighborhood of A-Tur.

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