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The flowers are springing up,
the season of singing birds
has come;
Song of Solomon 2v12

How to use this glossary: Each word has two definitions.
The first is a very simple word equivalent, just a phrase or a few words. The second is a more detailed explanation with examples.

Glossary Terms - Z

Zacchaeus (Tax Collector)
From Hebrew "Zakkai" which meant "pure".
Zacchaeus was a tax-collector at Jericho. Short of stature he climbed a tree to see Jesus. He became a disciple of Jesus Christ according to Luke 19:1- 10.
[Tax Collector

A fanatic; a sect Jews that refused to pay homage to the Romans
The term Zealot, although today it means anyone who is overly zealous, originally referred to a Jewish political movement in the first century CE that sought to incite the people of Judea to rebel against the Roman Empire and expel it from the province by force of arms.
[Jew(s)]  [Judea

The husband of Elizabeth and the father of John the Baptist.
[John (the Baptist)

A prophet who lived about 520 BC and wrote the book in the Old Testament bearing his name. He urged the people of Jerusalem to rebuild the temple and prophesied about God's victory over evil and the coming Messiah.

Originally another name for Mt. Moriah, the hill just north of David's Jerusalem which he purchased from Araunah the Jebusite as the site for the first Temple as built by Solomon. By extension, the name is used of Jerusalem, and by further extension, the Land of Israel.
A hill within the city of o Jerusalem. God's temple was built on Zion.
2 Samuel 5:6-10
Psalm 132:13-14
Joel 2:32
Sometimes Zion or Daughter of Zion is used to refer to the whole city of Jerusalem, or to the people of God.
Isaiah 52:1-10
Micah 4
The New Testament refers to Mount Zion as the New Jerusalem. It is part of the new heaven and new earth that we will see in the future.
Hebrews 12:22-24
Revelation 14:1
Revelation 21:1-2

A movement attempting to restore the Jewish people to Israel.
A modern movement in Judaism rooted in the establishment of a separate Jewish nation, a goal that was realised with the 1947 re-establishment of the nation of Israel at the conclusion of World War II. Contemporary Zionists tend toward a defence of nationalistic purity in Israel.
[Israel, People Of]  [Jew(s)]  [Judaism