Religion & Ancient History: What is Zion?

Zion is a hill in Jerusalem, it’s the sacred site of King David’s royal palace so obviously, a very important place for Jews. It was the ancient center of worship and governance. Jerusalem is inhabited by both Muslims and Jews and Islam has a sacred presence on the same hill. A mosque now stands on the Temple Mount, built on the site where King David’s temple was. All this is built of ancient stonework, including the sacred Christian Basilica, built adjacent to the Temple Mount. People from many religious backgrounds flock to Jerusalem. Tour buses are plentiful. Built within Jerusalem’s ancient stone structures are stalls where vendors sell their wares. Jerusalem is a fabulous, historical, spiritual site upon an ancient hill. History’s stories are not just told but are revealed in plain sight.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:


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With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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