Mount Zion


Mount Zion is a hill in Jerusalem, located just outside the walls of the Old City. The term ‘Mount Zion’ was initially used in the Hebrew Bible for the City of David. (2 Samuel 5:7, 1 Chronicles 11:5; 1 Kings 8:1, 2 Chronicles 5:2) It was only later used for the Temple Mount, but its meaning shifted and is now used as the name of ancient Jerusalem’s Western Hill. In a greater sense, the term is also used for the entire Land of Israel.