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Daughters 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
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
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 New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ZION, DAUGHTER OF
ZION, DAUGHTER OF [בַּת־צִיּוֹןbath-tsiyon; θυγάτηρ Σιών thygatēr Siōn]. “Daughter of Zion,” more accurately translated “daughter Zion,” serves to personify Zion and, by extension, Jerusalem, in a particularly personal, tender, and—at times—vulnerable way (see ZION). This term of endearment appears