Mt. Zion or Mt. Sion (2024)

Does Jesus come to Mt. Zion or Mt. Sion in Revelation 14:1? Does it even matter? You bet it matters. And why were they called the Priory of Sion and not Zion? I don’t share other studies as a whole very often but this is one of those times that I will. This comes from Be ready to have your mind blown.


“Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. ” (Ps. 65:1-2 KJV)

“And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:” (Rom. 11:26 KJV)

“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.” (Rev. 14:1 KJV)


The 1611 KJV mistranslated the Hebrew word for “Zion” (tsiyown) as “Sion” in many Psalms: 2:6, 9:11, 14; 14:7; 20:2; 48:2, 11, 12; 50:2; 51:18; 53:6; 65:1, 69:35, 74:2: 76:2; 78:68; 97:8. All of these translation errors were corrected except for Psalm 65:1. “Sion” in Ps. 65:1 is not a spelling error but a translation error because the Hebrew word for “Sion” is Siy’on, a different word than Tsiyown, which is translated “Zion”. The words Tsiyown (Zion) and Siy’on (Sion) identify two different locations in Israel: Mount Zion in Jerusalem and Mount Hermon, also called Mount Sion, in northern Israel. Deuteronomy 4:48 states, “…Mount Sion (that is, Hermon)”.

This translation error is found in all of the English Bibles predating the KJV, except the Geneva Bible, and in the Latin Vulgate (425 A.D.) which Jerome may have derived from the Greek Septuagint (c. 280-130 B.C.), although he translated the O.T. from the Hebrew Text. In the Greek alphabet there is no letter “Z”; therefore the Septuagint, which is the Greek translation of the Old Testament, changed all Hebrew spellings of “Zion” to “Sion.” These mistranslations in the 1611 KJV reveal that, in this verse, the King James Translators followed the Greek Septuagint, by way of the Bishop’s and other English Bibles (except the Geneva), as well as the Latin Vulgate, instead of the Hebrew Text. (See: “Revision of the 1611 KJV”) The error was corrected in the NKJV.


Mount Hermon s named after the Greek god “Hermes” who taught Hermetic magic to the Egyptians. Mt. Hermon is also called Mount Sion, presumably from Sirion, the name given to it by the Sidonians. (Deut. 3:8-9) Hermes came to earth to teach the Egyptians civilization and then returned to the stars, specifically the main star of the constellation Canis Major which is Sirius, the Dog Star. It is probable that Mount Sion/Sirion ultimately derived its name from the star Sirius which was, and still is, believed to be the location of the ancient gods who escaped the Great Deluge on the good ship Argo, the constellation next to Canis Major in the Zodiacal chart. (See: “The False Gospel in the Stars: Heaven’s Gate”)

Mistranslation of the Hebrew word for Zion (Tsiyown) as Sion in Psalm 65:1 is important because this verse will provide Scriptural validation of the Antichrist who will return from “heaven” and rule from Mount Sion/Sirion in Dan instead of Mount Zion in Jerusalem. At the Luciferic Initiation, the False Prophet will use Psalm 65:1 to coerce mankind to swear allegiance to Lucifer and receive his mark, the Seal of Solomon. (See: “The 6-Pointed Star: The Mark of the Beast”) Compounding the problem, all seven New Testament references to Mount Zion in Jerusalem have not been been translated as “Zion” in the KJV but left in the Greek as “Sion.” Five of these verses were fulfilled at the first coming of Jesus Christ, however, two verses pertain to the Second Coming – Rom. 11:26 and Rev. 14:1.


#7865 Siy’on {see-ohn’} from 7863; n pr mont AV – Sion 1; 1 Sion = “lofty”

1) another name for Mount Hermon

#6726 Tsiyown {tsee-yone’} the same (regularly) as 6725; TWOT – 1910; n pr loc AV – Zion 153, Sion 1; 154 Zion = parched place”

1) another name for Jerusalem especially in the prophetic books.

“SION” instead of “ZION” in Matt. 21:5, John 12:15, Rom. 9:33, Rom. 11:26, Heb. 12:22, I Pet. 2:6, Rev. 14:1 / misleading transliteration

Matthew 21:5 – Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. (KJV)

John 12:15 – Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt. (KJV)

Romans 9:33 – As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. (KJV)

Romans 11:26 – And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: (KJV)

Hebrews 12:22 – But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, (KJV)

1 Peter 2:6 – Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. (KJV)

Revelation 14:1 – And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. (KJV)


Romans 11:26

kai <2532> {AND} outwV <3779> {DO} paV <3956> {ALL} israhl <2474> {ISRAEL} swqhsetai <4982> (5701) {SHALL BE SAVED,} kaqwV <2531> {ACCORDING AS} gegraptai <1125> (5769) {IT HAS BEEN WRITTEN,} hxei <2240> (5692) {SHALL COME} ek <1537> {OUT OF} siwn <4622> {SION} o <3588> {THE} ruomenoV <4506> (5740) {DELIVERER,} kai <2532> {AND} apostreyei <654> (5692) {HE SHALL TURN AWAY} asebeiaV <763> {UNGODLINESS} apo <575> {FROM} iakwb <2384> {JACOB.}

Revelation 14:1 – kai <2532> {AND} eidon <1492> (5627) {I SAW,} kai <2532> {AND} idou <2400> (5628) {BEHOLD, [THE]} arnion <721> {LAMB} esthkoV <2476> (5761) {STANDING} epi <1909> to <3588> {UPON} oroV <3735> {MOUNT} siwn <4622> {SION,} kai <2532> {AND} met <3326> {WITH} autou <846> {HIM} ekaton <1540> {A HUNDRED [AND]} tessarakonta <5062> {FORTY} tessareV <5064> {FOUR} ciliadeV <5505> {THOUSAND,} ecousai <2192> (5723) {HAVING} to <3588> {THE} onoma <3686> {NAME} tou <3588> patroV <3962> autou <846> {OF HIS FATHER} gegrammenon <1125> (5772) {WRITTEN} epi <1909> {ON} twn <3588> metwpwn <3359> autwn <846> {THEIR FOREHEADS.}


#4622 Sion {see-own’}of Hebrew origin 6726; TDNT – 7:292,1028; n pr loc AV – Sion 7; 7 Sion or Zion = “a parched place” 1) the hill on which the higher and more ancient part of Jerusalem was built 1a) the southwestern most and highest of the hills on which the city was built 2) often used of the entire city of Jerusalem 3) since Jerusalem because the temple stood there, was called the dwelling place of God.


“This treatise ‘The Virgin of the World’ describes a personage called Hermes who seems to represent a race of beings who taught earthly mankind the arts of civilization after which: ‘And thus, with charge unto his kinsmen of the Gods to keep watch, he mounted to the Stars’… This treatise says Hermes came to earth to teach men civilization and then again ‘mounted to the stars’, going back to his home and leaving behind the mystery religion of Egypt with its celestial secrets which were some day to be decoded… This treatise is quite explicit in saying that Isis and Osiris were sent to help the Earth by giving primitive mankind the arts of civilization… The treatise ends this long section with:

“‘Tis they alone who, taught by Hermes in God’s hidden codes, became the authors of the arts, and sciences, and all pursuits which men do practice, and givers of their laws… Tis they who, taught by Hermes that the things below have been disposed by God to be in sympathy with things above, established on the earth the sacred rites over which the mysteries in Heaven preside… Tis they who, knowing the destructibility of (mortal) frames, devised the grade of prophets, in all things perfected, in order that no prophet who stretched forth his hands unto the Gods, should be in ignorance of anything, that magic and philosophy should feed the soul, and medicine preserve the body when it suffered pain.

“‘And having done all this, my son, Osiris and myself perceiving that the world was (now) quite full, were thereupon demanded back by those who dwell in Heaven…’

“And in the treatise Isis claims that the ‘Black Rite’ honours her and ‘gives perfection…

“According to the treatise…the meaning of the ‘Dark Rite’ will become clear. And as this rite and this mystery concern Isis and the star Sirius and by the context of this prophecy clearly concerns the heavens, can we be accused of sensationalism in making the suggestion that nothing would shake up the human race more than having the discovery of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe proven for the first time? And what if the dark companion of Sirius really does hold the answer to this mystery? What if the nearest centre of civilization really is based at the Sirius system and keeps a watchful eye on us from time to time?…

“If we ever come into contact with them again, they will probably be called the ‘Sirians’ officially, and their civilization will be the ‘Sirian civilization’….” (Robert Temple, The Sirius Mystery: Was Earth Visited by Intelligent Beings From a Planet in the System of Star of Sirius?, pp. 75, 81-83, )

“Sirius – brightest star, c.1374, from Gk. Seirios, lit. ‘scorching.’ Probably so called from its ancient heliacal rising at the summer solstice (see dog days). An Egyptian name for it was Sothis.” (Online Etymology Dictionary)

“Greek mythology, Palestinian geography, and the biblical narrative come together in a most unusual way at ancient Banias, better known as Caesarea Philippi.

“In the first century, Pan was known as the only god to have died ‘in our own time.’ Specifically, the god is recorded as having died during the reign of Tiberias, the Emperor of Rome at the time of Jesus’ death. ‘Pan the great is dead,’ shouted a sailor, Tammuz, sailing off the coast of Italy. There were reports of great lamentation. When Tiberias heard of it, he believed it a mistake. It could not be that the great son of Hermes and Penelope was dead, he concluded, but a lesser demon by the same name.

“Banias or Banyas—Arabic spellings of Paneas—is the ancient city at the foot of Mt. Hermon dedicated to the god, Pan. (Herod Philip, a son of Herod the Great, renamed the city Caesarea Philippi after himself.) The ruins of a temple dedicated to Pan are nearly obliterated now, yet the cave in which the god’s great statue stood is still there, and votive niches in the cliff wall also remain.

“In the same way that Banias is named for Pan, Mt. Hermon is named for Pan’s father, Hermes. The mountain straddles the modern Israeli-Syrian border. It rises to a height of over 9000 feet, and in the rainy months of December to March, is often snow-capped. (There is even a ski slope there now!) Only on a clear day—unusual during the winter—can you see it from the city of Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee (the Kineret). More often the view of it is obliterated even at close range in cold months by haze or mist or dense fog.

“The god Hermes was the son of Zeus and Maia. Being best known probably as ‘the messenger of the gods,’ perhaps it is not surprising that Hermes’ name (Mercury in Roman mythology) came to the English language in the word hermeneutic, which has to do of course with linguistic studies and interpretation and translation, most often associated with biblical exegesis.

“However, Hermes was also the conductor of the souls of the dead to Hades, the place in Greek mythology where dead peoples’ souls go to wander around in boredom. Pan—the Greek word for ‘all’— was among other things the guardian of thresholds. His job was to frighten you when you reached a threshold in life. That is where we get the word pan-ic! It was his job to panic anyone approaching a threshold, especially that of a cave.

“Putting this together, in the Cave of Pan at Caesarea Philippi stands a statue of Pan, guarding the threshold to the cave. This cave is in Mt. Hermon, named for Hermes, the conductor of souls to Hades. The Cave of Pan logically came to be known as the ‘gateway to Hades.’ So, if you were to die and you did not get panicked by Pan, your soul would cross the threshold of the cave, and Hermes would take you to Hades from there! That was the mythology of this beautiful, natural setting. Interestingly, Pan was also the god of the pastoral and natural, thus our theological terms pantheism and panentheism. We in the English speaking world also have Pan to thank for pandemonium and pandering.” (Bert Gray, “Jesus Unplugged”)

“And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon; (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;)” (Deut. 3:8-9 KJV)

“They took possession of his land and the land of Og king of Bashan, the two kings of the Amorites, who were across the Jordan to the east, from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of Arnon, even as far as Mount Sion (that is, Hermon),” (Deut. 4:47-48 KJV)

“And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king [Josiah] defile.” (II Kings 23:13 KJV)

“Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions’ dens, from the mountains of the leopards. (Song of Solomon 4:8 KJV)

SIRYON is a variant form of SIRYA, from the Aramaic, meaning SPEAR.

Syria – from L. Syria, from Gk. Syria, from Syrioi ‘the Syrians,’ a name originally given to the Assyrians (Herodotus vii.63), an aphetic form of Assyrioi (see Assyria).

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