The Ecology and Geology of Jerusalem


Where did Jesus live? What was the climate and geography like? What living things were around Jesus? These are the things I am going to answer today. What was the ecology of the area around Jerusalem? What was the ecology around the Sea of Galilee? Describe the geography and ecology of the Dead Sea. Where is the Jordan River in relation to the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea?
People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins, This Bible verse shows us that Jerusalem was large and close to the Jordan River. (Mark 1:5) The ecology of Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, and the Jordan River is dry and hot except around the bodies of water.

The ecology of Jerusalem,Dead Sea, Jordan River, and the Sea of Galilee is hot and dry all year. Some of the animals in the area include the Fennec Fox which regulates the heat with its large ears and by living in burrows underground. (Hai Bar Conservation Program) The Next famous animal in the area is the Nubian Ibex, its long curved horns are used for fighting with other males and its hard stiff hooves are great for not burning its feet in the blazing desert sand. (National Geographic) Now for plants the only ones mainly found in the wild are small shrubs and tumbleweeds. The animals and plants in this area have been tested to withstand the harsh desert climate.

The geography of Jerusalem is very odd and by odd I mean it'll switch from rolling grassy hills to a burning dry desert. Around the city It is mountainous and harsh desert. The natural resources in the area vary from copper ore to potash (fertilizer) and some of its most popular resources are timber, natural gas, magnesium, clay, and sand. (Geography About.com) Natural hazards in the area include sandstorms, droughts, and the occasional earthquake. (Countries of the World) This region of the world is a dangerous place to live due to the harsh weather and political boundaries. (HowStuffWorks)

What was the ecology of the area around Jerusalem? What was the ecology around the Sea of Galilee? Describe the geography and ecology of the Dead Sea. Where is the Jordan River in relation to the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea? The main idea of this essay is Jerusalem is a mix between a desert and a plains biome where some animals have adapted and others have not.
People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins, This Bible verse shows us that Jerusalem was large and close to the Jordan River. (Mark 1:5) In conclusion the ecology and geography of Jerusalem is in stated in this article and this article would make a great example for a 7th grader's article.

Bibliography -
"Countries of the World - CountryReports." Countries of the World - CountryReports. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Oct. 2012. <http://www.countryreports.org/>.
  • This sites main purpose is to help people with country reports and I used it for the geography of Jerusalem because it showed the geography of Israel.

"Geography." About.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2012. <http://geography.about.com/>.
  • This site was made for geographic information and is a good site for info because it shows modern map of the area.

"Hai Bar Conservation Programmes." Israeli Wildlife. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2012.
  • This site is a good source of information on animals because its part of a conservation program.

"HowStuffWorks "Learn How Everything Works!"" HowStuffWorks. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2012. <http://www.howstuffworks.com/>.
  • This site shows you how stuff works just as the title says and when its truncated it comes to the original site.

"National Geographic Home Page." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2012.
  • National Geographic is a scientific site that is well known for worldwide research on most scientific subjects and its channel on TV.