I. noun also Sion Etymology: Middle English Sion, from Old English, citadel in Palestine which was the nucleus of Jerusalem, from Late Latin, from Greek Seiōn, from Hebrew Ṣīyōn Date: 14th century 1. a. the Jewish people ; Israel b. the Jewish homeland that is symbolic of Judaism or of Jewish national aspiration c. the ideal nation or society envisaged by Judaism 2. heaven 3. utopia II. geographical name 1. city NE Illinois N of Waukegan population 22,866 2. (or Mount Zion) (or Sion) (or Mount Sion) hill E Jerusalem, Israel; originally the stronghold of Jerusalem conquered by David; occupied in ancient times by the Jewish Temple

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  • Zion — (Hebrew: צִיּוֹן, (Persian: صهیون, tziyyon ; Tiberian vocalization: tsiyyôn ; transliterated Zion or Sion ) is a term that most often designates the Land of Israel and its capital, Jerusalem. The word is found in texts dating back almost three… …   Wikipedia

  • Zion — (hebräisch ציון, gräzisiert Sion) hieß nach 2 Sam 5,7 EU ursprünglich eine Turmburg der Jebusiter an der südöstlichen Stadtgrenze des vorisraelitischen Stadtstaats Jerusalem. Seit deren Eroberung durch König David und dem Bau des ersten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ZION — (Mount Zion; also Sion, Mountain of Zion; (Heb. הַר צִיּוֹן ,צִיּוֹן), hill and fortress in Jerusalem. The origin of the name is uncertain. Suggestions have included a rock, stronghold (צָיוֹן), a dry place (צִיּוֹן), or running water (Hurrian:… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Zion++ — est un client de peer to peer se connectant sur le réseau Direct Connect. Basé sur le client DC++, il est également programmé dans le langage C++. Zion++ profite d améliorations graphiques et fonctionnelles par rapport à Direct Connect, mais… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zion — Zion, OK U.S. Census Designated Place in Oklahoma Population (2000): 48 Housing Units (2000): 18 Land area (2000): 1.714033 sq. miles (4.439326 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.714033 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Zion — Zion,   Sion, nach 2. Samuel 5, 6 ff. Bezeichnung für die von David eroberte Festung des vorisraelitischen Jerusalem. Die »Burg Zion«, der Ofel (befestigte Anhöhe in altorientalischen Städten) des jebusitischen Jerusalem, lag gut gesichert auf… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Zion — Zion, navn på et af Jerusalems høje, oprindelig den sydøstlige høj, der ved en (i senere tid udjævnet) sænkning var skilt fra den nord for liggende høj. På Zion var jebusitterbyen bygget. Denne erobredes først af David og kaldtes nu Davids byen.… …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Zion — Zion1 [zī′ən] n. [ME Syon < OE Sion < LL(Ec) < Heb tsiyon] 1. a Canaanite fortress in Jerusalem captured by David and called in the Bible “City of David” 2. the Jewish people 3. heaven; the heavenly city 4. the theocracy of God Zion2… …   English World dictionary

  • Zion — i on, n. [Heb. ts[=i]y[=o]n, originally, a hill.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Jewish Antiq.) A hill in Jerusalem, which, after the capture of that city by the Israelites, became the royal residence of David and his successors. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zion — (Sion), 1) der südliche Theil der westlichen Hügelreihe, auf welcher ein Theil von Jerusalem lag; 2) bes. die höchste Spitze derselben, die Burg Davids, s. Jerusalem S. 791; 3) Berg bei Albendorf, s.d. 1) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Zion — (Sion), der Tradition zufolge der höchste südwestliche Hügel von Jerusalem (777 m), in Wahrheit aber der 743 m hohe östliche Hügel, der den Tempel trug; später soviel wie Jerusalem (vgl. E. Rückert, Die Lage des Berges Z., Freib. 1898); endlich… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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