Moriah (Muh-ri´uh)

1 An unidentified site in rugged terrain three days’ travel from Beer-sheba where Abraham was to sacrifice Isaac (Gen 22:2). 2 The rocky hill in Jerusalem where Solomon built the Temple (2Chr 3:1), a possibly deliberate cross-identification by the Chronicler with David’s purchased threshing floor (2Sam 24:18-25). In that way the Temple, built on land belonging to David, could be associated with him, even if he was not allowed to build it (2Sam 7).

Gen 22:2

2He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that ... View more

2Chr 3:1

Solomon Builds the Temple
1Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David, at the pl ... View more

2Sam 24:18-25

David's Altar on the Threshing Floor
18That day Gad came to David and said to him, “Go up and erect an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Araunah the J ... View more

2Sam 7

God's Covenant with David
1Now when the king was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him,2the king said to the pro ... View more

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