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What does the Bible mean when it refers to a "Daughter of Zion"?



    
    

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The "daughter of Zion" is mentioned several times in the Old Testament, usually in prophecy and once in poetry. "Zion" meant Jerusalem and, later, Israel as the people of God. "Daughter of Zion," t...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Donald Woody Musician/Producer
Almost every time the figure of a woman is used in both the Old and New Testament in connection with God/Christ it is a symbolic figure of speech (similes and metaphors) that represent God's people on earth. Daughters of Zion refers to Jerusalem and Israel over and over again in the Old Testament. The bride is most often used in the New Testament and nearly always refers to the Church. Bad women such as harlots refer to God's antagonists such as sinful Israel/Jerusalem, Rome and many of the false religions of biblical times.

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Mini Marvin Reynolds Retired Chaplain U.S. Army Hospital
The meaning is Daughter of Jerusalem and later became Israel but the major fact it means to be a JEW by Bible Reference. Look in 2 Kings 9, Isaiah 1, Jeremiah 4 and you will have a good understanding of what this word is really about and why it appears.

January 14 2016 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Kenneth Heck
“…for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem” (Isa 2.3) 

Zion has come to represent in Christianity the final authority of the Kingdom of Heaven, as issuing from the New Jerusalem (Heb 12:22).

Zion was one of the eminences on which Jerusalem was built. It was surrounded on all sides, except the north, by deep valleys. 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) and also the seat of power of the Kingdom of Israel.

The daughter or daughters of Zion refer to the righteous and holy women who inhabited Israel, especially Jerusalem, and those who will ultimately inhabit the New Jerusalem. 

It may seem odd that females get this special mention in the Bible, since the book is primarily concerned with males. However, God does not forget females despite their historically inferior place in the Jewish and Christian religions. God’s tender concern for the welfare of women, with their helplessness as widows or aged, and his intention for them to lead highly successful and fulfilling lives, seems to be expressed in this spiritual title “Daughter of Zion.”

January 13 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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