6 the author dwells on Mount Zion; (2) that Moab is referred to as an enemy (xxv.
Seventy years have passed, and Zion and the cities of Judah still mourn.
He presupposes a nation of Yahweh-worshippers, whose religion has its centre in the temple and priesthood of Zion, which is indeed conscious of sin, and needs forgiveness and an outpouring of the Spirit, but is not visibly divided, as the kingdom of Judah was.
The exact position of the Jebusite city is unknown; some authorities locate it on the western hill, now known as Zion; some on the eastern hill, afterwards occupied by the Temple and the city of David; while others consider it was a double settlement, one part being on the western, and the, other on the eastern hill, separated from one another by the Tyropoeon valley.
South of the city are the Armenian monastery of Mount Zion and Bishop Gobat's school.