Originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem:
— The inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'.
Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine.
Dutch: Staat Israël, Israël
Polish: Izrael, Państwo Izrael
Roget 981: heaven; kingdom of heaven, kingdom of God; heavenly kingdom; throne of God; presence of God; inheritance of the saints in light. Paradise, Eden, Zion, abode of the blessed; celestial bliss, glory. [Mythological heaven] ... show more
Moby thesaurus: Canaan, Celestial City, City Celestial, City of God, Civitas Dei, Cockaigne, Holy City, New Jerusalem, Shangri-la, arcadia, bliss, elysium, empyrean, fairyland, heaven, nirvana, paradise, promised land, wonderland.
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