Tweet What is Zionism or Christian Zionism? Is it Biblical? Zion Zion is basically a name used synonymously with Jerusalem, so the City of Zion refers to Jerusalem. The word Zion comes from the Hebrew word “tsin,” which means “to protect.” The corresponding Arabic word is “cihw,” which refers to a “ridge of a mountain” or a “citadel,” and that seems to be the most likely origin of the word Zion. The word is…