[b-hebrew] d of z

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Fri Oct 10 04:18:59 EDT 2008

Hello again Doug,

I think that the conventional reading of "daughter of Zion" is that it 
always refers to either the city of Jerusalem, or to the land/people/kingdom 
of Judah as a whole. "Zion", as I'm sure you know, is a name for the hill on 
which Jerusalem was built, the hill that we also call "Moriah" or "The 
Temple Mount" (the use of "Zion" specifically for the western hill of the 
Old City that is common now is a Second Temple Period misidentification).
I can't think off-hand of any case in which "daughter of Zion" refers to 
"Israel" as a whole.

Yigal Levin

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug Belot" <dbelot at bigpond.net.au>
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Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 2:39 AM
Subject: [b-hebrew] d of z

> Hi to all Hebrew scholars ,may I ask this question...
> In 2nd Kgs 19:21 we see a reply from the LORD , to Sennacherib this way
> 2nd Kgs 19:21  The daughter of Zion has despised you , the daughter of 
> Jerusalem has shaken her head at you behind your back.
> This verse is repeated in Is 37:22 , also we find the term "daughter of 
> Zion" used in many places , most obvious is Is 1:8 , Is 52:2 and Is 62:11 
> would I be out of ordert o consider that this "daughter" is a corporate 
> term for Israel / Judah , after the Rehoboam/Jeroboam split .
> And could I thus be able to say that all such terminology was meant to be 
> taken as corporate Israel , or is it splitting Jerusalem and Israel .
> And as the term comes direct from the Lord could I thus think that this is 
> a term that he now regards Israel as, the daughter of Zion/Jerusalem
> Doug Belot
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