- a hill in Jerusalem, on which the Temple was built (used to symbolize the city itself, especially as a religious or spiritual center).
- the Jewish people.
- Palestine as the Jewish homeland and symbol of Judaism.
- heaven as the final gathering place of true believers.
- a city in NE Illinois.
Origin of Zion
Examples from the Web for zion
Utah, USA Brigham Young was definitely onto something when he sought to build his Mormon “Zion” in the rugged hinterland of Utah.Why Your Next Vacation Will Be in Turkmenistan
December 13, 2014
By including the word “Zion,” we had pulled up the drawbridge.
When I proposed calling the blog “Zion Square,” which later became “Open Zion,” some supporters said it was too parochial.
He is a proud Zionist, a fulfilled Israeli immigrant, who delights in his homeland and will convey that love of Zion.Open Zion Should Not Mean Open Season on Israel
July 12, 2013
They came by the busload from every corner of the country—including liberal South Jerusalem—singing "O Redeemer, come to Zion."Is This What God Had In Mind For Jerusalem Day?
May 9, 2013
But his mission is not in the isles of the West; he establisheth the throne in Zion.
The law goes forth from Zion, but by way of Liverpool and Southampton.
You, who are watchman on the walls of Zion, must lead off, and the people will follow.Winning His Way
Charles Carleton Coffin
The trumpet was sounding to close the gates, as Alroy passed the Zion entrance.
We'll proclaim the covenant, and, leaving Babylon to a bloody fate, march on to Zion!'
- the hill on which the city of Jerusalem stands
- the ancient Israelites of the Bible
- the modern Jewish nation
- Israel as the national home of the Jewish people
- Christianity heaven regarded as the city of God and the final abode of his elect
- any form of social organization, way of life, or life after death regarded as an ultimate goal
- a religious community or its site, regarded as chosen by God and under his special protection
- an ideal theocratic community, esp any of the Christian Churches regarded as such a community
Word Origin and History for zion
Old English Sion, from Greek Seon, from Hebrew Tsiyon, name of a Canaanite hill fortress in Jerusalem captured by David and called in the Bible "City of David." It became the center of Jewish life and worship.