In Old Testament Hebrew language, it's 'Zion'; New Testament written in
Greek, it's 'Sion'. In Old Testament the word referred to a mountain, Mount
the word Zion never means the church.
It always signifies
blessing on Earth and is specially in connection with Israel,
which today is a
spiritual Israel all believers can be in, because the ultimate blessing
of the nations will be through this spiritual Israel. Anyone can
now enter into its spiritual import.
The name Zion is derived from a Hebrew root 'tsahah',
meaning 'to be dry'. Zion was one of the eminencies
on which Jerusalem was built. It
was surrounded on all sides, except the north, by deep valleys, that of
the Tyropoeon separating it from Moriah, which it surpasses in height by
105 feet. It was the Southeastern hill of Jerusalem. When David
took it from the Jebusites.(Exodus
34:11; Joshua 15:63; 2Samuel
5:7).he built on it a citadel
and a palace
and Zion became."the
city of David":.1Kings
8:1; 1Chronicles 11:5.
Zion is generally known as the historic land of
Israel being a symbol of the Jewish people and also a term generally of
the Jewish people and also Israel.
Israel and Judah were
separate nations back then. The words 'Zionism' and 'Zionists' today
refer to those concerned with the development and support of the physical
state of Israel.
In the later books of the Old
Testament this name was sometimes used.to
general and sometimes Israel.(who
is Israel today):.Psalms
In the New
Testament it is used sometimes to denote the Church of God.(Hebrew
12:22).and sometimes the heavenly