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When David took it from the Jebusites (Joshua 15:63 ; 2 Samuel 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 Chronicles 11:5 ). In the later books of the Old Testament this name was sometimes used (Psalm 87:2 ; 149:2 ; Isaiah 33:14 ; Joel 2:1 ) to denote Jerusalem in general, and sometimes God's chosen Israel (Psalm 51:18 ; 87:5 ).

In the New Testament (see Hebrews 12:22 ), and sometimes the heavenly city (Revelation 14:1 ).

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Zion'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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