agile; also called Ornan 1 Chr. 21:15, a Jebusite who dwelt in Jerusalem before it was taken by the Israelites. 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. Araunah offered it to David as a free gift, together with the oxen and the threshing instruments; but the king insisted on purchasing it at its full price (2 Sam. 24:24; 1 Chr. 21:24, 25), for, according to the law of sacrifices, he could not offer to God what cost him nothing. On the same place Solomon afterwards erected the temple (2 Sam. 24:16; 2 Chr. 3:1). (See ALTAR.)
David purchased the threshing-floor of araunah at Zion with two oxen for 50 shekels of silver.
He groped through the cave of araunah and out into the air, shot across the court to the south wall, and dropped the roll over.
The place where the angel's arm was arrested was by the threshing-floor of araunah the Jebusite.
When araunah saw the king approaching, he bowed before him and respectfully asked the purpose of his visit.
He purchased the threshing-floor of araunah, also oxen and wood and offered a burnt sacrifice to God.
They were a mountain clan, and araunah shows himself in contact with David a reverend and kingly person.
It was also the site of araunah's threshing-floor, and had been therefore hallowed by two angelic apparitions.
Nothing remained but the rock of araunah's threshing-floor, on which it once had stood.
It was such a floor that David bought of araunah as a suitable place to build an altar.
David saw the angel of destruction as the angel drew near to the threshing-floor of araunah.