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Daughter of Zion
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Daughter of Zion
Daughter of Zion (בַּת־צִיּ֖וֹן‎, bath-tsiyyon). A poetic expression referring to the people of Jerusalem, as well as to the city itself (e.g., Psa 9:14; Isa 1:8; 52:2; Jer 6:23; Lam 1:6; Zech 2:10).
Zechariah the Prophet
Zechariah the Prophet (זְכַרְיָה‎, zekharyah). Active in Judah during the late sixth century bc. His name means “Yahweh remembers.”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zechariah (Person)
ZECHARIAH (PERSON) [Heb zĕkaryâ (זְכַרְיָה‎), zĕkaryāhû (זְכַרְיָהוּ)]. Var. ZECHER. Zechariah appears in the biblical writings first as an Israelite name in the mid-8th century b.c.e. (see nos. 1–2). Its etymology, “Yahweh remembers,” may explain the rise of the name at this time. In light of the
Zion, Daughter of
ZION, DAUGHTER OF [Heb bat-ṣiyyôn (בַּת־צִיֹּון)]. A poetic personification of the city of Jerusalem and its inhabitants. This expression, more properly translated “Daughter Zion” (Stinespring 1965), occurs 26 times in the OT, all in poetic contexts. The plural, bĕnôt-ṣiyyôn, occurs four times,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zion, Daughter of
Zion, Daughter of. Term used primarily in prophetic literature to designate the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Zion) and its surrounding regions. The term was further applied to those in Babylon who had been exiled from Jerusalem and the Judean countryside (Is 1:8; Jer 4:31; 6:2, 23). Since ancient cities
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Daughter of Zion
Daughter of Zion [Heb. baṯ ṣîyôn (2 K. 19:21; Ps. 9:14 [MT 15]; Cant. 3:11; Isa. 3:17; 16:1; 52:2; Jer. 4:31; 6:2, 23; Lam. 2:1ff; Mic. 4:8, 10, 13; Zeph. 3:14; Zec. 2:10 [MT 14]; 9:9; etc.); Gk. thygátēr Siōn (Mt. 21:5; Jn. 12:15)]. A phrase that occurs frequently in the OT as a synonym for
Zechariah
19. A postexilic prophet, contemporary with Zerubbabel and the prophet Haggai (1 Esd. 7:3; 2 Esd. 1:40). He was a grandson of Iddo (Ezr. 5:1; 6:14; and 1 Esd. 6:1 call him the “son of Iddo,” but “son” often means “descendant”) and the son of Berechiah (Zec. 1:1, 7). If, as seems likely, this Iddo is
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zion, Daughter of
ZION, DAUGHTER OF Term used primarily in prophetic literature to designate the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Zion) and its surrounding regions. The term was further applied to those in Babylon who had been exiled from Jerusalem and the Judean countryside (Is 1:8; Jer 4:31; 6:2, 23). Since ancient cities
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zion, Daughter of
ZION, DAUGHTER OF. This phrase occurs in the singular form (bat ṣiyôn) 24 times in the OT. It is a poetic synonym for Jerusalem, being a personification of the city rather than referring to the inhabitants of that city. Hence, it could be translated “daughter Zion” or “daughter who is Zion.” Cities
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zechariah
Zechariah (Heb. zĕḵaryâ, zĕḵaryāhû; Gk. Zacharɩ́as) (also ZECHER)The name means “Yahweh remembers,” evidently a plea for God to remember his covenant with Israel and extend divine aid, which probably explains its popularity during the exilic and postexilic periods.1. A king of the northern kingdom
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Zion, Daughter Of
ZION, DAUGHTER OF A poetic personification of the city of Jerusalem, perhaps better translated as “Daughter Zion.” The name is used more than twenty-five times in the Old Testament; it accounts for over one-quarter of the descriptions of Jerusalem in the OT. The similar expression “daughter of Jerusalem”
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Zion
Zion. Daughter of Zion. Jerusalem or its inhabitants. The city of David stood on Mount Zion. Zion and Jerusalem were pretty much in the same relation to each other as Old and New Edinburgh. (Hebrew, Tsīyon, a hill.)
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Zion, Daughter of
Zion, Daughter of. A figurative expression used in the OT, especially in the Prophets, for Jerusalem and its inhabitants. The expression “elders of the Daughter of Zion” (Lam. 2:10) clearly shows that the whole population of Jerusalem is thus personified. Such a figurative use of Hebrew bat H1426, “daughter,”
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Zacharias (1)
ZACHARIAS, zak-a-rīʹas (Ζαχαρίας, Zacharías):(1) One of the “rulers of the temple” at the time of Josiah’s Passover (1 Esd 1:8) = “Zechariah” of 2 Ch 35:8.(2) One of the “holy singers” at Josiah’s Passover (1 Esd 1:15); the name stands in place of “Heman” in 2 Ch 35:15.(3) In 1 Esd 6:1; 7:3 = the
Zechariah (1)
ZECHARIAH, (zek-a-rīʹa זְכַרְיָהוּ‎, zekharyāhū, or זְכַרְיָהzekharyāh; LXX Ζαχαρία[ς], Zacharía[s]): A very common name in the OT. The form, esp. the longer form, of the name would suggest for its meaning, “Jeh remembers” or “Jeh is renowned,” and the name was doubtless understood in this sense in
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Zechariah
Zechariah [zek-uh--uh] (זכריה, “Yahweh Has Remembered”) (1) eponymous ancestor of a Benjaminite family; same as Zeker (1 Chron. 9:37) (2) head of a family of Reubenites (1 Chron. 5:7) (3) a Korahite Levite, keeper of the north temple gate; son of Meshelemiah (1 Chron. 26:2) (4) a Levite harpist
Zechariah the Prophet
Zechariah the ProphetZechariah is the eleventh of the twelve so-called Minor Prophets,1 whose books conclude the Old Testament. He was contemporary with Zerubbabel, and his early years overlapped with the final years of Haggai’s prophecy, although his approach was quite different. He was a priest as