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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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  • "Look to that mountain," was the answer, as he pointed to Moriah.

    The Worlds Greatest Books Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • The place of sacrifice was upon one of the mountains in the land of Moriah.

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
  • I will now relate my discoveries in connexion with this conduit, commencing at the point where it enters Moriah.

  • Where was this mountain in the land of Moriah whereon the altar of Abraham was built?

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
  • The two remaining towers were set in position against the base of Moriah and resumed execution.

    The City of Delight Elizabeth Miller
  • At the corner of Moriah and the Old Wall, the tumult was infernal.

    The City of Delight Elizabeth Miller
  • He wants no St. Peter's built in a village of six hundred people, no temple, except on a Moriah to which a whole nation goes up.

    Among the Forces Henry White Warren
  • Above them towered the heights of Moriah, now veiled in smoke.

    The City of Delight Elizabeth Miller
  • Moriah, though much less lofty than Zion, was destined to eclipse it and the greatest heights on earth in importance.

  • Moriah was a widow of a month, and when she announced her intention of marrying again, the plantation held its breath.

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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