Finally as promised by the Lord, ‘Jerusalem’ was decisively captured by King David.
The word is found in texts dating back almost three millennia.
It commonly referred to a specific mountain near Jerusalem (Mount Zion), on which stood a Jebusite fortress of the same name that was conquered by David and was named the City of David.
The term Zion came to designate the area of Jerusalem where the fortress stood, and later became a metonym for Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem, the city of Jerusalem and generally, the Promised Land to come.
According to the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament, God dwells among his chosen people. As God had promised the Israelites, when they crossed the Jordan River into the Promised Land under Joshua, they conquered much of the land surrounding Jerusalem and the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin were allotted the land surrounding Jerusalem “And the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you little by little; you will be unable to destroy them at once, lest the beasts of the field become too numerous for you." (Deu (C. In other words, if the Israelites had been empowered by the Lord to conquer all the Canaanites at once, they would have got in to a terrible situation where the wild beasts in the forest would become very numerous due to lack of human presence, and having complete dominion over the forest lands the wild beasts would have started to kill the Israelites one by one.
Why does God always show a model of the reality to us and not the original itself?
If we are able to see the original now itself then we do not need spiritual God-materials such as faith, hope and love at all while we live on earth .God has kept the models on earth in order for us to believe the invisible things in heaven which he has planned and created for us to enjoy right throughout our eternity ahead!I have heard and read about a lot of revelations coming from the word of God in variety of areas through many of God’s servants. But my heart grieves when I think that there is no much revelation about ‘Zion’.When I think about the saints of God who live now in our New Testament times during this end time generation , they hardly have any revelation about ‘Zion’ anywhere near to the Old Testament saints like Abraham, David, and Etc.Nowadays nobody even in the Church likes to mention Zion because of a lack of revelation.Because the Bible says that Jesus has obtained a more excellent ministry as a mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises Zion (Hebrew: ציון; Tiberian vocalization: Ṣiyyôn; transliterated Zion or Sion) is a term that most often refers to Jerusalem and by extension, the Biblical land of Israel.