What Is "DAUGHTER OF ZION"... Anyway?

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Daughter of Zion might sound pretentious. I assure it is anything but. In the Old Testament the term "Daughter Of Zion" referred to Israel or Zion itself. Israel and Zion sort of interchange in Scritpure. Zion as a name appears after David conquers the Stronghold Keep called Zion. So more correctly it refers to Jerusalem and is a political term. Zion is Jerusalem or its area as there was a City of David apparently lower down on the hill face area from the now well established Jerusalem Temple mount of today. If you go to the area and precincts of Jerusalem, last I knew, there is an archeaological dig that uncovers the original City of David. Solomon is the one who built up the table rock above the then City of David and turned it into Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

In the New Testament, Zion, takes on a whole new meaning. In the verse below, it is to be understood that the originating language is Greek, hence the change in spelling from Zion to Sion.

18For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 
19And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: 
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(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: 
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And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) 
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But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 
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To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 
24And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

This is what we all are .... Sons and Daughters of Zion..... for all Eternity.

It is what He calls me. But because it is so.... the life needs to match the title given. So its not pretentious.... far from it... it is the Daily Challenge to "BE" a Daughter Of Zion now and Eternally.

 

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