Zion, the City of the Great King is Ben C. Ollenburger’s important study of Zion symbolism in the Hebrew Bible. Filling a gap in current scholarship, this monograph is concerned with specific Old Testament texts and their interpretation. Ollenburger is not merely interested in the Zion tradition as a whole, but in the ways in which Zion is used as a symbol within specific theological traditions. He investigates the use of Zion to represent Yahweh as King and the use of Zion to display that kingship. This volume also contains a helpful summary of previous research on the topic, a lengthy bibliography of related resources, and a detailed author index.
Ben C. Ollenburger is Professor of Biblical Theology at the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.