A morning view of the Mount Zion from the Mount of Olives slope

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Ilya Borovok on March 28, 2010

Mount Zion (Hebrew: הר צִיּוֹן‎, Har Tsion) is an elevation west of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Jewish scriptures apply the term "Mount Zion" to the Temple Mount or the City of David, both located on this elevation. For Jews the term "Zion" became a synecdoche referring to the entire city of Jerusalem and the Land of Israel.

Nadia Kushnir on March 28, 2010


Ilya Borovok on April 5, 2010

The entrance to this site of the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives has been impressively photographed by Terminfox.

Cleo McCall on April 11, 2010

Ilya, you have a wonderful series on Jerusalem. I have studied about it in the bible and would love to be able to see it in person, but your photos are the "next best thing!" The new slideshow feature is really nice to view all the details of these.

Regards, Cleo

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 28, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ilya Borovok
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ50
    • Taken on 2010/03/20 08:00:00
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 7.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash