What does Moriah mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
הַמּ֣וֹרִיָּ֔ה the place where Abraham took Isaac for sacrifice. 1
הַמֹּרִיָּ֑ה the place where Abraham took Isaac for sacrifice. 1

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   1 the place where Abraham took Isaac for sacrifice.
   2 the mount on the eastern edge of Jerusalem on which Solomon built the temple.
   Additional Information: Moriah = “chosen by Jehovah”.
   

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Moriah
MORIAH
1. The name. In Genesis 22:2 Abraham was commanded to go ‘into the land of the Moriah ,’ and to sacrifice Isaac upon ‘one of the mountains’ which God would tell him of. The derivation of the name is obscure. The Peshitta (Syriac) version reads ‘of the Amorites,’ which may possibly be the true reading. The narrator (E [1] ), however, in Genesis 22:14 appears to connect it with the verb ‘to see’ (which is etymologically impossible), and some of the early translators do the same in their rendering of the name in Genesis 22:2 . The Targumists emphasized the worship of Abraham at the spot, perhaps connecting the name with the verb ‘to fear’ which is equally impossible.
2. The place. The proverb recorded in Genesis 22:14 clearly implies that the writer thought that Isaac was offered on the Temple mount at Jerusalem. And hence the Chronicler ( 2 Chronicles 3:1 ) names the Temple hill ‘Mount Moriah.’ From a spiritual point of view, the analogy often drawn between the offering of Isaac and the death of Christ makes the identification very suggestive. But Genesis 22:4 certainly contemplates a mountain at a much greater distance from the Philistine country, and much more conspicuous, than the Jerusalem hill. There is some similarity between the names Moriah and Moreh , the latter of which was at Shechem ( Genesis 12:6 , Deuteronomy 11:30 ), close to the hills Gerizim and Ebal. And it may have been owing to this that the Samaritans claimed Gerizim as Abraham’s mountain (cf. John 4:20 ). Geographically, it would suit the description in Genesis 22:4 ; but there is no real evidence for the identification. If the Syriac reading ‘Amorites’ be adopted, the locality of the mountain is entirely unknown, since the name is a general term employed by E [1] to denote the Canaanite natives of Palestine.
A. H. M’Neile.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Moriah
The chosen of Jehovah. Some contend that Mount Gerizim is meant, but most probably we are to regard this as one of the hills of Jerusalem. Here Solomon's temple was built, on the spot that had been the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite (2 Samuel 24:24,25 ; 2 Chronicles 3:1 ). It is usually included in Zion, to the north-east of which it lay, and from which it was separated by the Tyropoean valley. This was "the land of Moriah" to which Abraham went to offer up his son Isaac (Genesis 22:2 ). It has been supposed that the highest point of the temple hill, which is now covered by the Mohammedan Kubbetes-Sakhrah, or "Dome of the Rock," is the actual site of Araunah's threshing-floor. Here also, one thousand years after Abraham, David built an altar and offered sacrifices to God. (See JERUSALEM; NUMBERING THE PEOPLE .)
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Moriah
Genesis 22:2; 2 Chronicles 3:1. (See JEHOVAH JIREH; GERIZIM.) What Jehovah has made one see (this hophal mowreh occurs four times in the Pentateuch, nowhere in later books) "the vision of Jehovah". In the same neighborhood He vouchsafed a vision to Abram (Genesis 14; Genesis 15:1) after Melchizedek had met him in the valley near Salem and Abram paid tithe of the spoils of Chedorlaomer. Afterward on Moriah he offered Isaac (Genesis 22:2; Genesis 22:14). Abraham saw Moriah at some little distance (Genesis 22:4) on the third day; the distance, two days' journey from Beersheba, would just bring him to Zion, but not so far as Moreh and Gerizim (Genesis 12:6) where some fix Moriah.
"The mount of the Lord" (Genesis 22:14) means almost always Mount Zion. The proverb "in the Mount of Jehovah it (or He) shall be seen" probably originated in Jerusalem under Melchizedek. Jehovah's vision to David in the same spot, before the preparation for building the temple there, revived the name Moriah (2 Samuel 24:16; 2 Samuel 24:24-25.) The threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite was the spot on which David reared an altar by Gad's direction from Jehovah. The Angel of Jehovah had stood by Araunah's threshing floor; there David saw Him, and Araunah (Ornan) also, subsequently on turning back, saw Him and hid himself. Then Ornan saw David, and made over to him the threshing floor (1 Chronicles 21:15-16; 1 Chronicles 21:18-26).
Jehovah testified His acceptance of David's sacrifice there by sending down fire to consume it (Leviticus 9:24; 1 Kings 18:24; 1 Kings 18:38; 2 Chronicles 7:1). So thenceforth David sacrificed there, and no longer on the altar at Gibeon where the tabernacle was, separate from the ark, which was at Zion; for he could not go to Gibeon on account of the sword of the Angel, i.e. the pestilence. God's answer to his sacrifice at this altar of the threshing floor, and God's removal of the plague, determined David's choice of it as the site of the temple (1 Chronicles 28:2; 1 Chronicles 21:28; 1 Chronicles 22:1; 2 Chronicles 3:1, etc.). It lay, like all threshing floors, outside the city, upon Mount Moriah, N.E. of Zion. Evidently the threshing floor on Moriah was near the real Mount Zion, the city of David (on the eastern not the western half of Jerusalem).
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Moriah
Moriah (mo-rî'ah), chosen of Jehovah? 1. The place where Abraham was directed to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. Genesis 22:2. 2. A mount on which Solomon built the temple in Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 3:1. It was in the eastern part of the city, overlooking the valley of the Kedron, and where was the threshing-floor of Araunah. 2 Samuel 24:24; 1 Chronicles 21:24. See Jerusalem.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Moriah
(moh ri' uh) Place name of uncertain meaning translated in various ways, including “Amorites” by earliest translators. The rocky outcropping in Jerusalem located just north of the ancient city of David. It was on this rock that Abraham would have sacrificed Isaac as a burnt offering, but God intervened and provided a ram (Genesis 22:2 ,Genesis 22:2,22:13 ). Later, the Jebusite city of Salem was built adjacent to the hill. After David captured the site, he purposed to build there a Temple for the ark of the covenant. However, God gave that task to his son Solomon (1 Chronicles 28:3-6 ). It may be modern khirbet Beth-Lejj.
Chabad Knowledge Base - Mount Moriah
the Temple Mount
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Moriah
The land in which was situated the mount on which Abraham was told to offer his son Isaac. Genesis 22:2 . The name of the mountain is not recorded. On the third day after leaving Beer-sheba, Abraham saw the mount afar off, and it was doubtless some lonely spot suitable for such an incident. The Jews say it was the mount bearing this name in Jerusalem. The Samaritans and some modern authorities judge it to have been Gerizim; but it is unknown.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Moriah, Mount
The mount on which the temple was built: once only is it thus designated. 2 Chronicles 3:1 . It was the place previously occupied by the threshing floor of Araunah. Its site is now very generally believed to be on the S.E. of Jerusalem, where there is a large plain, called the 'temple area,' formed by stones being built into the sides of the rock. It is also called the 'mosque enclosure,' because the mosque of Omar is built thereon.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Moriah
Bitterness of the Lord
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Moriah
A mountain, the name of which is well known to the readers of the Bible. Here Abraham was directed by the Lord for the offering up of his son. (See Genesis 22throughout.) The name itself is a compound of Mor and Jah, bitterness, or myrrh of the Lord. Here, in after-ages, the temple of Jerusalem was built by Solomon. (2 Chronicles 3:1.)
It will not be unpleasant to the reader if I add under this article, that Moriah, in the intended offering of Isaac, being typical of Christ and his Calvary, as well as Isaac himself, may serve at all times to furnish sweet subject of meditation, The myrrh or Moriah of the Lord becomes no unapt resemblance of Jesus, because Christ's suffering, like myrrh, had a bitter taste, though fragrant smell. "In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen." And the bruises of Jesus, when it pleased JEHOVAH to put him to grief, while they affect in contemplation the heart of the redeemed, yet, like sweet dropping myrrh, they distil all spiritual blessings in a fragrancy most refreshing and delightful, in pardon, mercy, peace, grace, faith and all the blessings of the covenant. Hence the church cries out, "All thy garments smell of myrth, aloes, and Cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad." (Psalms 45:8.)
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Moriah
MOUNT. A hill on the northeast side of Jerusalem, once separated from that of Acra by a broad valley, which, according to Josephus, was filled up by the Asmoneans, and the two hills converted into one. In the time of David it stood apart from the city, and was under cultivation; for here was the threshing floor of Araunah, the Jebusite, which David bought, on which to erect an altar to God, 2 Samuel 24:15-25 . On the same spot Solomon afterward built the temple, 2 Chronicles 3:1 ; when it was included within the walls of the city. Here, also, Abraham is supposed to have been directed to offer his son Isaac, Genesis 22:1-2 . Moriah implies "vision;" and the "land of Moriah," mentioned in the above passage in the history of Abraham, was probably so called from being seen "afar off." It included the whole group of hills on which Jerusalem was afterward built.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Mount Moriah
See Moriah.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Moriah
The hill on which the temple of Jerusalem was built, 2 Chronicles 3:1 . See Genesis 22:1-2 ; and where David interceded for his people at the threshing-floor of Araunah, 2 Samuel 24:16-25 .

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Mori'ah -
The land of Moriah --On "one of the mountains" in this district took place the sacrifice of Isaac. ( Genesis 22:2 ) Its position is doubtful, some thinking it to be Mount Moriah, others that Moreh , near Shechem, is meant. [1] ...
Mount Moriah . A tradition which first appears in a definite shape in Josephus, and is now almost universally accepted, asserts that the "Mount Moriah" of the Chronicles is identical with the "mountain" in "the land of Moriah" of Genesis, and that the spot on which Jehovah appeared to David, and on which the temple was built, was the very spot of the sacrifice of Isaac
Mount Moriah - See Moriah
Arau'Nah - (ark ), a Jebusite who sold his threshing floor on Mount Moriah to David as a site for an altar to Jehovah, together with his oxen
Moriah - Afterward on Moriah he offered Isaac (Genesis 22:2; Genesis 22:14). Abraham saw Moriah at some little distance (Genesis 22:4) on the third day; the distance, two days' journey from Beersheba, would just bring him to Zion, but not so far as Moreh and Gerizim (Genesis 12:6) where some fix Moriah. Jehovah's vision to David in the same spot, before the preparation for building the temple there, revived the name Moriah (2 Samuel 24:16; 2 Samuel 24:24-25. It lay, like all threshing floors, outside the city, upon Mount Moriah, N. Evidently the threshing floor on Moriah was near the real Mount Zion, the city of David (on the eastern not the western half of Jerusalem)
Jehovah Jireh - The meaning of Mori-jah," the seeing of Jehovah," implies that it originated in this saying of Abraham, and that "Moriah" in Genesis 22:2 is used by anticipation. Moreover, Solomon built his temple on mount "Moriah" (2 Chronicles 3:1). It is no valid objection that Abraham "saw the place afar off," whereas the temple mount is not conspicuous from a distance (whence Moriah is connected by some with Moreh and "the natural altar on the top of Mount Gerizim", which the Samaritans make the place of the sacrifice); for what is meant in Genesis 22:4 is only that he saw it at some little distance, as far off as the place admitted
Ger'Izim - Some scholars think there is ground for the first belief (so Smith); but careful observers of the locality discredit it and believe Moriah to be the spot. [2] Gerizim was the site of the Samaritan temple, which was built there after the captivity, in rivalry with the temple at Jerusalem
Moriah - Moriah...
1. In Genesis 22:2 Abraham was commanded to go ‘into the land of the Moriah ,’ and to sacrifice Isaac upon ‘one of the mountains’ which God would tell him of. And hence the Chronicler ( 2 Chronicles 3:1 ) names the Temple hill ‘Mount Moriah. There is some similarity between the names Moriah and Moreh , the latter of which was at Shechem ( Genesis 12:6 , Deuteronomy 11:30 ), close to the hills Gerizim and Ebal
Araunah - A Jebusite, residing on Mount Moriah after the Jebusites were dispossessed by David, 2 Samuel 5:6 24:18
Jehovah-Jireh - , will provide, the name given by Abraham to the scene of his offering up the ram which was caught in the thicket on Mount Moriah
Moriah - Moriah implies "vision;" and the "land of Moriah," mentioned in the above passage in the history of Abraham, was probably so called from being seen "afar off
Moriah - Moriah (mo-rî'ah), chosen of Jehovah? 1
Kedron - The valley, now quite narrow, between the Mount of Olives and Mount Moriah
Araunah - A Jebusite who owned a threshing-floor on Mount Moriah
Siloah - A rivulet on the southeast of Jerusalem, at the foot of Zion and Moriah; supposed by some to be the same with En-rogel and Gihon
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It will not be unpleasant to the reader if I add under this article, that Moriah, in the intended offering of Isaac, being typical of Christ and his Calvary, as well as Isaac himself, may serve at all times to furnish sweet subject of meditation, The myrrh or Moriah of the Lord becomes no unapt resemblance of Jesus, because Christ's suffering, like myrrh, had a bitter taste, though fragrant smell
Gerizim - " Smith's Bible Dictionary identifies Gerazim with the mount on which Abraham offered Isaac, (see Moriah); it is objected to the temple mount being the site of Isaac's offering that "Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off," whereas the temple mount is not conspicuous from afar; also the Samaritans identify the site of the sacrifice with the natural altar on Gerazim. (See Moriah. "...
The meaning of "Moriah" "what Jehovah has made one see", alluding to "the mount of the vision of Jehovah" (Genesis 22:14), favors the view that the name "Moriah" in Genesis 22:2 is used by anticipation, and originated in Abraham's words, Genesis 22:14
Valley - ), "either (1) because there were several valleys within the city and adjacent to it, as the vale between Mount Zion and Moriah, the vale between Mount Moriah and Mount Ophel, between these and Mount Bezetha, and the valley of Jehoshaphat, the valley of the brook Kidron, etc
Araunah - The destroying angel, sent to punish David for his vanity in taking a census of the people, was stayed in his work of destruction near a threshing-floor belonging to Araunah which was situated on Mount Moriah
Ophel - There can be little doubt that the name belongs to the lower ridge into which Mount Moriah sinks, south of the area of the mosque
Market-Place - In large towns the sale of particular articles seems to have been confined to certain streets, as we may infer from such expressions as "the bakers' street" (Jeremiah 37:21 ), and from the circumstance that in the time of Josephus the valley between Mounts Zion and Moriah was called the Tyropoeon or the "valley of the cheesemakers
Moriah - This was "the land of Moriah" to which Abraham went to offer up his son Isaac (Genesis 22:2 )
Zion or Sion - It was separated from Akra on the north and Moriah on the north-west by the valley Tyropeon; and had the valley of Gihon on the west, that of Hinnom on the south, and that of the Kidron on the south-east. This mount, together with Moriah and Ophel, was enclosed by the first wall, and fortified by citadels, 1 Chronicles 11:5 . " ...
"Zion," and "the daughter of Zion," are sometimes used to denote the whole city, including especially Moriah and the temple, Psalm 2:6 9:11 74:2 Isaiah 1:8 Joel 2:23 , and sometimes figuratively for the seat of the true church on earth and in heaven, Jeremiah 8:19 Hebrews 12:22 Revelation 14:1
Ophel - The Ophel was just south of Mount Moriah, on which the Temple was constructed, joining the old city with the area of Solomon's palace and Temple
Araunah - 3:1,2 we learn that the threshing floor was on Mount Moriah, and that the site was prepared by David for the temple, which was built by Solomon
Millo - The extension of Jerusalem beyond the original Jebusite city David captured stretched northward to include the Hill of Moriah, the site of the future Temple
Temple - This word is generally used in Scripture of the sacred house erected on the summit of Mount Moriah for the worship of God
Isaac - We best love to contemplate Isaac as bearing the wood with his father up the slopes of Moriah
Kidron or Cedron - Opposite mount Moriah, it is a mere torrent's bed, one hundred and fifty feet below the city wall
Bethesda - Robinson, however, shows the probability that this is but a portion of the trench, which separated Mount Moriah from the adjacent hill on the north
Jehovah-Jireh - And was not this with an eye to the Lamb of God, in after-ages to be provided for the whole church, as well as the ram the Lord had then provided for Abraham's burnt offering? Recollect that this mount Moriah was near the spot, if not the very spot itself, afterwards called mount Calvary
Salem - This poetical abbreviation, however, which occurs nowhere else, may have been suggested by Salem in the ancient record, just as was the name Moriah (wh
Siloam - The fountain is in an arched excavation in the foot of the cliff above the pool; and the small basin here is connected by a winding passage cut through the solid rock under the hill Ophel, with the "Fountain of the Virgin" eleven hundred feet north on the east side of Mount Moriah
Temple, Herod's - ...
The summit of Mount Moriah, on which the temple stood, is now occupied by the Haram esh-Sherif, i. In the centre of the dome there is a bare, projecting rock, the highest part of Moriah (q
Jerusalem - The Tyropoeon separated it from Acra on the north and Moriah on the northeast. " Moriah , the sacred hill, lay northeast of Zion, with which it was anciently connected at its nearest corner, by a bridge over the Tyropoeon, some remnants of which have been identified by Dr. Moriah was at first a small eminence, but its area was greatly enlarged to make room for the temple. Over against Moriah, or a little further north, lies the garden of Gethsemane, with its olive trees, at the foot of the Mount of Olives. ...
Of the WALLS of ancient Jerusalem, the most ancient that of David and Solomon, encircled the whole of Mount Zion, and was also continued around Moriah and Ophel. The Jews bury on Mount Olivet and the Mohammedans in several places, though preferring the eastern brow of Moriah. Here, in a small area near some huge and ancient stones in the base of the western wall of Moriah, they gather, especially on sacred days, to sit weeping and wailing on the ground, taking up the heart-breaking lamentations of Jeremiah-living witnesses of the truth of God's word fulfilled in them
Jebus - hill, the modern, "Zion," not mount Moriah, the city of Solomon, in the center of which was a perennial spring
Gihon - of Moriah, the temple hill: "the joy of the whole earth is mount Zion, on the sides of the N
Olives, Olivet, Mount of - ' It is 2,683 feet above the sea, and about 250 feet above Moriah
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From the hill-top is a full view of Zion, though Moriah and Olivet are hid by an intervening ridge
Threshing - For this purpose the threshing-floors are in the open air, Judges 6:37 , and often on high ground, like that of Araunah on Mount Moriah, 1 Chronicles 21:15 , that the wind may aid more effectually in winnowing the grain, Jeremiah 4:11-12 , which is afterwards sometimes passed through a sieve for farther cleansing
Jeru'Salem - The eastern hill, called MOUNT Moriah in (2 Chronicles 3:1 ) was as already remarked, the site of the temple. The southern continuation of the eastern hill was named OPHEL , which gradually came to a point at the junction of the valleys Tyropoeon and Jehoshaphat; and the norther BEZETHA, "the new city," first noticed by Josephus, which was separated from Moriah by an artificial ditch, and overlooked the valley of Kedron on the east; this hill was enclosed within the walls of Herod Agrippa. Lastly, ACRA lay westward of Moriah and northward of Zion, and formed the "lower city" in the time of Josephus. The first or old wall was built by David and Solomon, and enclosed Zion and part of Mount Moriah. The "King's Pool" was probably identical with the "Fountain of the Virgin," at the southern angle of Moriah. The pool of which tradition has assigned the name of BETHESDA is situated on the north side of Moriah; it is now named Birket Israil . The most beautiful part of modern Jerusalem is the former temple area (Mount Moriah), "with its lawns and cypress tress, and its noble dome rising high above the wall
Mount - And if, as some think, that both these figures of the mountain of myrrh, and hill of frankincense, have peculiar reference to the mount Moriah, where Isaac was intentionally offered up a type of Christ, the figure is striking and just indeed
Isaac - The next memorable event in his life is that connected with the command of God given to Abraham to offer him up as a sacrifice on a mountain in the land of Moriah (Genesis 22 )
Temple, Solomon's - Before his death David had "with all his might" provided materials in great abundance for the building of the temple on the summit of Mount Moriah (1 Chronicles 22:14 ; 29:4 ; 2 Chronicles 3:1 ), on the east of the city, on the spot where Abraham had offered up Isaac (Genesis 22:1-14 ). For thirteen years there it stood, on the summit of Moriah, silent and unused
Kedron - and the precipitous Moriah and Ophel on the W
Council - In Christ's time the sessions were moved from Gazzith to a hall further from the temple, but still on mount Moriah
San'Hedrin - (Matthew 26:3 ) Forty years before the destruction of Jerusalem, and consequently while the Saviour was teaching in Palestine, the sessions of the Sanhedrin were removed from the hall Gazzith to a somewhat greater distance from the temple building, although still on Mount Moriah
Temple - But when the Lord bad instructed his people by his servant Nathan the prophet, (see 2 Samuel 7:1-29) concerning the temple, we find Solomon, by the Lord's appointment, building this first temple on Mount Moriah
Abraham - Abraham's faith and obedience were tested by God in Moriah when he was commanded to sacrifice Isaac
Abraham - About twenty-five years after, God put to trial the faith of Abraham, by commanding him to sacrifice Isaac, his son and the heir of the promise, upon Mount Moriah, Genesis 22:1-24
Jerusalem - Jerusalem is also called Zion, Jebus, Mount Moriah, and the city of David. Later Abraham was commanded to offer Isaac on one of the mountains in the land of Moriah (Genesis 22:2 ). 2 Chronicles 3:1 understood Moriah to be where Solomon built the temple ( 2 Chronicles 3:1 ) on the former threshingfloor of Araunah that David had purchased for an altar to God (2 Samuel 24:18 )
Jerusalem - It stands on four peaks of the mountain ridge of Western Palestine, at a general elevation of about 2600 feet above the sea, the English survey placing the height of Moriah at 2440 feet, Mount Zion 2550 feet, Mount of Olives 2665 feet. ...
To the four hills, Zion, Ophel, Acra, and Moriah, in the ancient city may be added the hill of Goath, and Bezetha, the new town. Mount Moriah was the eastern hill, 2 Chronicles 3:1, and the site of the temple. Bezetha, "the New City," noticed by Josephus, was separated from Moriah by an artificial ditch, and overlooked the valley of Kidron on the east; this hill was enclosed within the walls of Herod Agrippa. Lastly, Acra lay westward of Moriah and northward of Zion, and formed the "Lower City" in the time of Josephus
Jehoshaphat - This valley is a deep and narrow glen, which runs from north to south, between the Mount of Olives and Mount Moriah; the brook Cedron flowing through the middle of it, which is dry the greatest part of the year, but has a current of a red colour, after storms, or in rainy seasons
Slaughter - 12:8), and at Moriah ( Isaac - Thence he was taken to ‘the land of Moriah,’ to be offered up as a burnt-offering at the bidding of God; and if Abraham’s unquestioning faith is the primary lesson taught ( Genesis 22:12 , Genesis 26:5 , Hebrews 11:17 ff
Temple - Solomon's Temple, was built on Mount Moriah, in the eastern part of Jerusalem, by Solomon, the king, as conceived and planned by his father David. The building stood upon Mount Moriah, in an area which was 500 cubits square
Jerusalem - , Zion and Moriah; or, as some suppose, to the two parts of the city, the "upper" and the "lower city. ...
After the death of David, Solomon built the temple, a house for the name of the Lord, on Mount Moriah (B
Mountains - So Mount Hor, Nebo, Lebanon, and Gilboa have been signalized by striking events; mount Zion, Moriah, and Olivet are covered with precious memories; and the mountains about Jerusalem and all other "everlasting hills" are sacred witnesses of the eternal power and faithfulness of God
Altar - In the stark and moving story of Abraham's encounter with God at Moriah, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it (Genesis 22:9 )
Priest; Priesthood - At Bethel, Mamre, and Moriah, Abraham built altars
Jerusalem - ...
Moriah . Moriah occurs only twice in the Bible (Genesis 22:2 ; 2 Chronicles 3:1 ). Abraham was instructed by God to take his son to the land of Moriah and there to offer him as a sacrifice
Jerusalem - See ZIONand Moriah. called Moriah, agreeing, as is supposed, with the Mount Moriah of the O
Temple - ...
The site of the temple in Jerusalem was a piece of land that David had bought from a local farmer on the hill of Zion (Moriah) (2 Samuel 24:18; 2 Samuel 24:22-25; 2 Chronicles 3:1; Psalms 74:2; Psalms 78:68-69; cf
Isaac - How strikingly calculated is this remarkable history to direct our thoughts to a more exalted personage, whom Isaac prefigured; and to a more astonishing transaction represented by that on Mount Moriah! Behold Jesus Christ, that Seed of Abraham, in whom all the families of the earth were to be blessed, voluntarily going forth, in obedience to the command of his heavenly Father, and laying down his life, as a sacrifice for the sins of the world
Temple of Jerusalem - Chronicles identifies this hill with Mount Moriah, where Abraham had been willing to offer Isaac (2 Chronicles 3:1 ; Genesis 22:1-14 ). So the Temple mount today in Jerusalem is called Mount Moriah, and the threshing floor of Araunah is undoubtedly the large rock enshrined within the Dome of the Rock, center of the Muslim enclosure called Haram es-Sharif (the third holiest place in Islam, after Mecca and Medina). See Ark of the Covenant ; Herods; Holy of Holies ; Moriah ; Shiloh ; Solomon ; Tabernacle, Tent of Meeting; Zerubbabel
Temple, the - Doubtless this temple stood upon some part of mount Moriah, at the south-east corner of Jerusalem (q
Jerusalem - ...
The eastern part, mount Moriah and the Acra or "lower city" (Josephus), constitute the lower and smaller; on its southern portion is now the mosque of Omar. of Moriah the valley of the Asmonaeans running transversely (marked still by the reservoir with two arches, "the pool of Bethesda" so-called, near St. slope of Moriah, the wall that connected Zion with the temple mount
Temple - It stood on Mount Moriah, an eminence of the mountainous ridge in the Scriptures termed Mount Zion, Psalms 132:13-14 , which had been purchased by Araunah, or Ornan, the Jebusite, 2 Samuel 24:23-24 ; 1 Chronicles 21:25 . The temple itself, strictly so called, which comprised the portico, the sanctuary, and the holy of holies formed only a small part of the sacred edifice on Mount Moriah, being surrounded by spacious courts, making a square of half a mile in circumference
Abraham - The next time we see him his faith is put to a severe test by the command that suddenly came to him to go and offer up Isaac, the heir of all the promises, as a sacrifice on one of the mountains of Moriah
Genesis, the Book of - ...
But the Jah Υah occurs in the composition of "Jochebed," "Joshua," "Moriah
Isaac - ...
The scene of the sacrifice, Mount Moriah, was probably that of Christ's suffering
Patriarchs, the - ...
To test Abraham's faith, God ordered him to sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering on a mountain in Moriah, some distance from Beersheba
Census - When David, after the plague sent for numbering the people, sacrificed upon an altar of burnt offering on the threshing floor of Araunah on mount Moriah, Jehovah by fire from heaven consecrated the place as "the house of God," even before the actual building of the temple (compare 1 Chronicles 22:1-2 with Genesis 28:17-19)
Jerusalem - respectively; and Ophel is further subdivided (but without any natural line of division) into Ophel proper and Moriah , the latter being the northern and higher end. Whether his be the ‘land of Moriah ’ of Genesis 22:2 is doubtful: it has been suggested that the name is here a copyist’s error for ‘land of Midian,’ which would be a more natural place for Jahweh worship in the days of Abraham than would the high place of the guardian numen of Jerusalem
Olives, Mount of - above, Moriah ("temple area" or Ηaram ) at 2,429 ft
Abraham - The scene was Moriah (i
Temple - Thus "Jerusalem, " where centralization of the cult eventually took place, figures prominently in two key texts that address "cultic" issues: in Genesis 22 with the "binding" (sacrifice) of Isaac ("Moriah" cf
Jeroboam - " When Solomon was building Millo, and was closing the gap (not "the breaches," for no hostile attack had been made since David had fortified the city, 2 Samuel 5:9), long afterwards called Tyropreon, separating Zion from Moriah and Ophel, so as to bring the temple mount within the city wall, and so complete the fortification of the city of David, he found Jeroboam able and energetic in "doing the work" (margin, 1 Kings 11:28), so he made him overseer over all "the hoary work" of the house of Joseph
Temple - ) The building occupied the site prepared for it by David, which had formerly been the threshing-floor of the Jebusite Ornan or Araunah, on Mount Moriah
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The place chosen for erecting this magnificent structure was Mount Moriah, Genesis 2:2,14 2 Chronicles 3:1 , the summit of which originally was unequal, and its sides irregular; but it was a favorite object of the Jews to level and extend it
Isaiah - "The valley of vision" (Isaiah 22:1) may imply that it was in "the lower city" he resided and saw visions, though "valley" may refer to Jersalem generally, surrounded by hills higher than Zion and Moriah
Zechariah, the Book of - Four chariots, symbolizing the fourfold dispensations of Providence as regards the contact of the four great world powers with Judaea, come out from between the two mountains Zion and Moriah (the seat of the temple, representing the theocracy) where the Lord is (Zechariah 2:10), and from whence He sends His ministers of judgments on the pagan; the red horses in one represent carnage; the black, sorrow and famine (Revelation 6:5-6); the white, joy and victory; the grisled or piebald, a mixed dispensation, partly prosperity, partly adversity; all alike working together for good to Israel
Jephthah And His Daughter - What God bade Abraham and Isaac do on Moriah, that Jephthah and his daughter actually did at Mizpeh
Hezekiah - e into the valley separating mount Moriah and Zion from the upper city (2 Chronicles 32:3-4; 2 Chronicles 32:13; 2 Chronicles 32:30): Zion must therefore have lain on the N
Abraham - ...
Abraham withheld not Isaac from his Friend on one of the mountains of Moriah; and in the same country, two thousand years after, God was not to be outdone by Abraham in the seal of His friendship to Abraham and to his seed for ever
Golgotha - ]'>[4] ), that Golgotha was on Mount Moriah, and that the mosque of Omar is the church erected by Constantine over the Holy Sepulchre, was quickly shown to be untenable (e
Temple - "Solomon began to build the house of Jehovah at Jerusalem in Mount Moriah (Hebrew in the mount of the vision of Jehovah) where He appeared unto David in the place that David had prepared in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite
God - So one is not surprised to find him walking in the garden, addressing Adam and Eve, laying out plans to save a morally debased world, covenanting with Abraham, intervening on Moriah to spare Isaac's life, speaking to Jacob in a dream, and preserving Joseph in a foreign and hostile environment in order to procure his will for the people he had chosen to bear his name in the world
Abram - Abraham took his son, and two servants, and went toward Mount Moriah
Jerusalem - The temple was built upon Mount Moriah, which was one of the little hills belonging to Mount Sion