A City upon a Hill is a phrase from the parable of Salt and Light in Jesus's Sermon on the Mount.
Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, was a Jewish preacher and religious leader who has become the central figure of Christianity.
The Sermon on the Mount is a collection of sayings and teachings of Jesus, which emphasizes his moral teaching found in the Gospel of Matthew.
Salt and light are metaphors used by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount, one of the main teachings of Jesus on morality and discipleship.
Shining City Upon A Hill by 2Corinthians317
In Matthew 5:14, he tells his listeners, "You are the light of the world.
Matthew 5:14 is the fourteenth verse of the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament.
A City Upon A Hill: The Spirit Of American Exceptionalism ... by Citizens United
A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden."
It has become popular with American politicians.