The City in the Bible: a relational perspective

 

Cities like human beings do not get a very good press in the Bible. Their origins were in sin, rebellion and violence, and they continued in this vein. However it appears that God has a redemptive plan for urban life, which will only be completed with the unveiling of the New Jerusalem, but which will be foreshadowed by the work of his people in earthly cities.

The city in the Bible