Of the hill syon. cap. 37.
Page 209MOunt Sion was a mount in Ieru∣salem, therevppon was Dauids Towre set for fairenesse & defence of the Citie. In the one side of mount Sion was the temple, as it were in the mid∣dle betweene the towre and the lower ci∣tie, for strength of the towre shuld defend the citie. And therfore oft holy writ cal∣leth Ierusalem the daughter of Sion, as the mother defendeth the daughter,* and the daughter is subted to the mother, so the lower citie was subiect to the temple and also to the towre. And among other mountains, mount Sion was of so great authoritie & worthinesse, that not onely the citie of Ierusalem, nor onelye Iurye had the name of Syon, but also all holye Churches, that is gathered both of Iews and of Nations, had the name of mount Sion, and is oft in Prophesies called si∣on, as in this place: Mount syon is founded in ioye of all the earth, the sides of the North,* the Citie of the greate King. For mount sion was full high and full excellent, great, strong, and sted∣fast, full plenteous and fayre, and most merrye and trustye, and most sure, most rich and ioyfull, perfect, rightfull and ho∣lye: Mount of lore and of teaching, as it is written Esay. 2. Out of Sion shall come lawe: mount of prophesie and of re∣uelation.