We are all familiar with the Biblical word “Zion” (in Hebrew צִיּון “Tziyon”). When we delve further into the original Hebrew we are able to see something about this word that just can’t be understood in translation. Did you know that the word “Zion” (Tziyon) comes from the verb לְצַיֵּן “leTzayen” which means “to mark something” or “to emphasize something”?
Zion, therefore, describes God’s tremendous emphasis, concentration and impact upon any given place within creation. There are thousands of examples like this one that will make your study of the Bible even more meaningful!
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