Zion meaning

sīən
Heaven; the heavenly city.
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An idealized, harmonious community; utopia.
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Zion is heaven, a place devoted to God, Jerusalem, or the land of Israel.

An example of Zion is a mountain near Jerusalem; Mount Zion.

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The hill in Jerusalem on which the Temple was built: Zion has historically been regarded by Jews as a symbol of the center of Jewish national life.
proper name
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A Canaanite fortress in Jerusalem captured by David and called in the Bible “City of David”
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The theocracy of God.
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The Jewish people.
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The land of Israel.
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Jerusalem.
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Zayin, Hebrew letter ×–.
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A place or religious community regarded as sacredly devoted to God.
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Origin of zion

  • Middle English Sion from Old English from Late Latin Siōn from Greek Seiōn from Hebrew ṭiyyôn ṭwn in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition