|Biblical GN||1.||City and (in Lachish Letters) land (1 Nephi 1:4; Moroni 10:31)|
|Lehite GN||2.||City and land, ca. 90 BC (Alma 21:1–2), covered by water ca. 30 AD (3 Nephi 9:7)|
|3.||Prophetic city of future, the “New Jerusalem” (3 Nephi 20:22; Ether 13:10)|
In contrast to the popular beliefs based on hasty, superficial but untenable derivations, there is still quite a discussion about the etymology of “Jerusalem” among those who study onomastica. For a rigorous discussion of the etymology of “Jerusalem” see *.