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.
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.
They came by the busload from every corner of the country—including liberal South Jerusalem—singing "O Redeemer, come to Zion."
Zion bewails her friendless condition, declaring, "there is none to comfort me."
One afternoon they began a bombardment and plumped a shell into a bank on which sat a Zion man, Private Scorobogaty.With the Zionists in Gallipoli|John Henry Patterson
The name "Zion" was associated with two things, festivity and worship.
Ten zecchins from my brave young master—twenty from this pearl of Zion—Oh, happy day!Ivanhoe|Walter Scott
Push on, and do not doubt— For it shall be our Zion, the "land of rest, sought out."Memoirs of John R. Young|John Young
British Dictionary definitions for zion
- the ancient Israelites of the Bible
- the modern Jewish nation
- Israel as the national home of the Jewish people
- 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.