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Zion Symbolism in Hebrews (Paternoster Biblical Monographs) (Paternoster Biblical Monographs) (Paternoster Biblical Monographs) by Kiwoong Son

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Published by Paternoster .
Written in English


  • Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - New Testament,
  • Biblical Studies - Exegesis & Hermeneutics,
  • Biblical Studies - General,
  • Religion / Theology,
  • New Testament - Single Book Studies,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Biblical Studies,
  • Religion - Commentaries / Reference

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Number of Pages248
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Open LibraryOL12573389M
ISBN 10184227368X
ISBN 109781842273685

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Zion, as a symbol. Central to the life of the nation of Israel, it became the symbol of the whole nation and was seen, especially by the prophets, as the focus of God’s promises and his final victory. In the NT Zion is a symbol of the new Israel, the church. Zion as the dwelling-place of God. Ps See also Ps ; Ps Zion is described in the Psalms as "the City of our God" and a place that belongs to Him. Situated on a high mountain, it is called "the joy of all the earth" and "the perfection of beauty" (Psalm 48; ). It is the city that God will "establish forever". The ancient Hebrew word Tsiyon (Zion) is “a Canaanite hill fortress in Jerusalem captured by David and called in the Bible ‘City of David.’" Zion can refer to one of three places: the hill where the most ancient areas of Jerusalem stood; the city of Jerusalem itself; or the dwelling place of God. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain. Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion in the far north, The city of the great King. God, in her palaces, Has made Himself known as a more.

Because Zion was originally not Israeli, the name Zion comes to us possibly from a language other than Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament mentions an Arabic root s-w-n, meaning to protect or defend, which may give Zion the meaning of (says HAW Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament) suggest derivation from a root saha, be bald.   In the Old Testament Zion refers figuratively to Israel as the people of God (Isaiah ). In the New Testament, Zion refers to God’s spiritual kingdom. We have not come to Mount Sinai, says the apostle, but “to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem” (Hebrews . Verses - But ye are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. Here, as in Galatians 4, Zion and Jerusalem, ideally regarded, are contrasted with foundation of the conception is in the Old Testament. When David at length won the citadel of Zion, and placed the ark upon it, it was a sort of primary and typical fulfillment of the promise. ZION. zi'-on (tsiyon; Sion): 1. Meaning of the Word 2. The Zion of the Jebusites 3. Zion of the Prophets 4. Zion in Later Poetical Writings and Apocrypha 5. Omission of Name by Some Writers 6. The Name "Zion" in Christian Times LITERATURE 1. Meaning of the Word: A name applied to Jerusalem, or to certain parts of it, at least since the time of David.

  While previous research has illuminated the origins and development of the Zion tradition, this book is the first to make a thorough study of Zion as a theological symbol within the larger Jerusalem cult tradition. Drawing primarily on the Psalms and Isaiah of Jerusalem, Ollenburger shows that Zion serves pre-eminently to symbolize the kingship of Yahweh on Zion as creator and defender . Kiwoong Son is the author of Zion Symbolism in Hebrews ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, published )3/5(1). 1. the hill on which the higher and more ancient part of Jerusalem was built (דָּוִד עִיר, city of David, because David captured it); it was the southwesternmost and highest of the hills on which the city stood; (many now would identify it with the eastern hill, some with the northern; cf. Furrer in Schenkel iii.   Perhaps the clearest contrast between the two covenants in the book of Hebrews is that found in Heb. The author, here, highlights the different natures of the two covenants by comparing two significant mountains which are associated with these covenants – Mt. Sinai and Mt. Zion.