Mount Zion

Zion is a placename in the Hebrew Bible used as a synonym for as well as for the Land of Israel as a whole. The name is found in 2 Samuel, one of the books of the Hebrew Bible dated to before or close to the mid-6th century BC.

Notable Places in the Area

Tourist attraction
The term refers to a number of rock-cut pools on the southern slope of the City… is situated 450 metres north of Mount Zion. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Akeldama is the Aramaic name for a place in associated with Judas Iscariot, one of the original twelve apostles of Jesus. is situated 170 metres north of Mount Zion. Photo: Bounty24, Public domain.

, located in the of , is the third holiest site in Islam. is situated 1 km north of Mount Zion. Photo: عماد الدين المقدسي, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Valley of Hinnom is an important topographical feature surrounding historical from the west and southwest. is situated 690 metres northwest of Mount Zion.

Localities in the Area

, also Abu Thor or ath-Thori, is a mixed Jewish and Arab neighborhood in , built on an eminence south of the Old City. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

Jerusalem is the capital and largest city of Israel, though most other countries and the United Nations do not recognize it as Israel's capital. Photo: Eman, CC0.

Ma'ale HaZeitim is a small Jewish Israeli neighborhood in the in , near the Israeli Arab neighborhood of .

Mount Zion

31.7667° or 31° 46' north
35.2333° or 35° 14' east
Open Location Code
676 metres (2,218 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: صهيون
  • Bengali: জায়ন
  • Bengali: সিয়োন
  • Bulgarian: Цион
  • Central Kurdish: زایۆن
  • Chinese: 錫安
  • Croatian: Cion
  • Czech: Sijón
  • Danish: Zion
  • Dutch: Zion
  • English: Zion
  • Esperanto: Ciono
  • Finnish: Siion
  • French: Sion
  • German: Zion
  • Greek: Σιών
  • Haitian; Haitian Creole: Zion
  • Hebrew: ציון
  • Hungarian: Sion
  • Indonesian: Zion
  • Italian: Sion
  • Japanese: シオン
  • Korean: 시온
  • Lithuanian: Sionas (Jeruzalė)
  • Malay (generic): Zion
  • Norwegian: Sion
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sion
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sion
  • Panjabi: ਸੀਯੋਨ
  • Persian: صهیون
  • Polish: Syjon
  • Portuguese: Sião
  • Romanian: Sion
  • Russian: Сион (Библия)
  • Russian: Сион
  • Slovak: Sion
  • Spanish: Sion
  • Swedish: Sion
  • Tagalog: Sion
  • Tamil: சீயோன்
  • Turkish: Siyon
  • Ukrainian: Сіон
  • Vietnamese: Siyon
  • Welsh: Seion
  • An Nabī Dāwūd
  • An Nasbī Dāwūd
  • Har Ẕiyyon
  • Jabal Şahyūn
  • Mount Moriya
  • Nabi Dāwūd

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