Mount Zion is a hill in Jerusalem simply outside the dividers of the Old City. The term Mount Zion has been utilized as a part of the Hebrew Bible first for the City of David and later for the Temple Mount, however its significance has moved and it is presently utilized as the name of the old Jerusalem's Western Hill. In a more extensive sense, the term is additionally utilized for the whole Land of Israel. The derivation of the word Zion is unverifiable. Said in the Bible in the Book of Samuel as the name of the Jebusite stronghold vanquished by King David, its starting point likely originates before the Israelites.
In the event that Semitic, it might be related with the Hebrew root ''siyyon "palace". Despite the fact that not talked in Jerusalem until many years after the fact, the name is comparable in Arabic and might be associated with the dry land or the Arabic sana "secure" or "bastion". It may likewise be identified with the Arabic root rise to the best or suhhay "tower" or "the highest point of the mountain". A non-Semitic relationship to the Hurrian word seya "waterway" or "rivulet" has likewise been proposed.