Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

H. Jones

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Genesis 14:18-24; 1 Chronicles 28:3; 1 Kings 3:5ff.; 1 Kings 8:10; 1 Kings 8:13; 1 Kings 8:25f; 1 Samuel 16:14; 1 Samuel 7:11,13; 2 Samuel 5:12; 2 Samuel 7:16; 2 Samuel 8:18; Ezekiel 47:1-12; Jeremiah 3:16-17; Joel 3:18; Psalm 110; Psalm 132:11-14; Psalm 2:7,8; Psalm 20:5; Psalm 21:3,5; Psalm 46:5; Psalm 78:67ff.; Zechariah 14:8;


This particular study of the relationship of Zion theology to the centralization of the cult arose out of a general interest in the influence of the various Israelite traditions particularly on the prophets. I developed this interest while studying the use of traditions by the prophet Hosea. I chose to study Zion theology, because it seems to be a living tradition among the faithful Jews even today. Since Zion theology is so intimately connected with Jerusalem, I felt that it would be interesting to examine the particular role which Zion theology played in the centralization of the cult at Jerusalem. It is the purpose of this paper to determine whether Zion theology influenced the centralization of the cult, and if it did, in what way it did.

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