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Mount Zion (Hebrew: הר צִיּוֹןtransliteration: Har Tziyyon - "Height") is the ancient name of a mountain in jerusalem southe of the old city. The term became a synecdoche referring to the entire city of Jerusalem and the Land of Israel. It is often shortened to simply "Zion." Dormition Church, situated on the modern Mount Zion Zion (Hebrew: צִיּוֹן, tziyyon; Tiberian vocalization: tsiyyôn; transliterated Zion or Sion) is a term that most often designates the land of Israel and its capital Jerusalem. ... Hebrew redirects here. ... Transliteration is the practice of transcribing a word or text written in one writing system into another writing system. ... Look up synecdoche in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

On Mount Zion today are Dormition Church, King David's Tomb, Room of the Last Supper and other interesting sites. The Dormition Church, situated on Mount Zion outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, facing the Zion Gate, was built between 1906 and 1910, after Sultan Hamid gave this plot of land to Kaiser Wilhelm II as a gift. ... King Davids Tomb is believed to be situated on Mount Zion near the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel. ... The Room of the Last Supper marks the traditional location for the Last Supper, or Jesus last meal with his disciples. ...

Mount Zion can also refer to:

Mount Zion is a village located in Macon County, Illinois. ... Mount Zion is a city located in Carroll County, Georgia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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