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Moriah

[maw-rahy-uh, moh-] /mɔˈraɪ ə, moʊ-/
noun
1.
a mountainous region in S Palestine, where Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac. Gen. 22:3.
2.
Also, Douay Bible, Moria. a site usually identified with Zion, where Solomon built the Temple. II Chron. 3:1.
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Moriah in the Bible

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 Sam. 24:24, 25; 2 Chr. 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 (Gen. 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 ØT0002043; NUMBERING THE PEOPLE.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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