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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Zion  \Zi"on\,  n.  [Heb.  ts[=i]y?n,  originally,  a  hill.] 
  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. 
  2.  Hence  the  theocracy,  or  church  of  God. 
  3.  The  heavenly  Jerusalem;  heaven. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  Jewish  republic  in  southwestern  Asia  at  eastern  end  of 
  Mediterranean;  formerly  part  of  Palestine  [syn:  {Israel}, 
  {Yisrael},  {Zion}] 
  2:  an  imaginary  place  considered  to  be  perfect  or  ideal  [syn:  {Utopia}, 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Zion,  AR 
  Zip  code(s):  72556 
  Zion,  IL  (city,  FIPS  84220) 
  Location:  42.45665  N,  87.84307  W 
  Population  (1990):  19775  (6845  housing  units) 
  Area:  19.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  60099 
  Zion,  PA  (CDP,  FIPS  87320) 
  Location:  40.92141  N,  77.66788  W 
  Population  (1990):  1573  (544  housing  units) 
  Area:  33.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  sunny;  height,  one  of  the  eminences  on  which  Jerusalem  was 
  built.  It  was  surrounded  on  all  sides,  except  the  north,  by  deep 
  valleys,  that  of  the  Tyropoeon  (q.v.)  separating  it  from  Moriah 
  (q.v.),  which  it  surpasses  in  height  by  105  feet.  It  was  the 
  south-eastern  hill  of  Jerusalem. 
  When  David  took  it  from  the  Jebusites  (Josh.  15:63;  2  Sam. 
  5:7)  he  built  on  it  a  citadel  and  a  palace,  and  it  became  "the 
  city  of  David"  (1  Kings  8:1;  2  Kings  19:21,  31;  1  Chr.  11:5).  In 
  the  later  books  of  the  Old  Testament  this  name  was  sometimes 
  used  (Ps.  87:2;  149:2;  Isa.  33:14;  Joel  2:1)  to  denote  Jerusalem 
  in  general,  and  sometimes  God's  chosen  Israel  (Ps.  51:18;  87:5). 
  In  the  New  Testament  (see  {SION})  it  is  used  sometimes 
  to  denote  the  Church  of  God  (Heb.  12:22),  and  sometimes  the 
  heavenly  city  (Rev.  14:1). 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Zion,  monument;  raised  up  sepulcher 

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