Meaning of Zion (biblical)

Zion, Zion or Tzion (tsiyyon) in Hebrew has the Biblical meaning of promised land. Initially it was the name of the hill in the southeast of Jerusalem on which the city of King David was built. Mount Zion or Har Tziyyon in Hebrew, later referred to the promised land, the land of Israel or the land itself Jerusalem. On Mount Zion there are some important places such as the tomb of King David, the Cenacle where Jesus and his disciples celebrated the Last Supper, and the Chamber of Holocaust (Martef Hashoah).

The biblical meaning of the name Zion is used in religions such as Christianity, which believe that Zion is a sacred land dedicated to the faithful for a thousand years (millennium) after Armageddon. armageddon or megiddo in Hebrew, it is a land where, according to the Bible in the book of Revelation, there will be a battle where the kings of the Earth will fight against the Lamb of God (Jesus) and will be defeated by Jesus Christ and his angels.

For followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Zion is the promised place for the Saints to dwell with Christ during the Millennium.

Zion can symbolize the longing of the peoples for a secure land. And in a more spiritual sense, it can refer to a spiritual home, heaven, or peace of mind in a person’s life.

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