Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

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General Editors: David G. Hunter, Boston College, United States, Paul J.J. van Geest, Tilburg University, Netherlands, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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 The Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity focuses on the history of early Christian texts, authors, ideas. Its content is intended to bridge the gap between the fields of New Testament studies and patristics, covering the whole period of early Christianity up to 600 CE. The BEEC aims to provide a critical review of the methods used in Early Christian Studies and to update the historiography.

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Author(s): Schwartz, Joshua
Zion (Heb.: ‎ Ṣîyōn; LXX: Σιών; Vg.: Sion) is used for both Jerusalem itself and for different parts of the city. In this latter usage, Zion could refer to the eastern ridge of the city, including the City of David, the ancient citadel of David, the Ophel and Temple Mount, or the western ridge of Jerusalem, including the modern-day Armenian and Jewish Quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem and the modern-day Mount Zion. It can also mean just the Temple Mount or even just the Temple. Occasionally …
Date: 2024-01-19