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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

bitterness of the Lord

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(chosen by Jehovah).

  1. 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. [See MOUNT, MOUNT, MOUNTAIN MORIAH]
  2. Mount Moriah . --The elevation on which Solomon built the temple, where God appeared to David "in the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite." it is the Eastern eminence of Jerusalem, separated from Mount Zion by the Tyropoeon valley. The tope was levelled by Solomon, and immense walls were built around it from the base to enlarge the level surface for the temple area. 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. (Smith, Stanley and Grove are, however, inclined to doubt this tradition.)
ATS Bible Dictionary

The hill on which the temple of Jerusalem was built, 2 Chronicles 3:1. See JERUSALEM. It seems to have been the same place where Abraham was about to offer up Isaac, Genesis 22:1-2; and where David interceded for his people at the threshing-floor of Araunah, 2 Samuel 24:16-25.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
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.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

mo-ri'-a ('erec ha-moriyah; eis ten genitive ten hupselen): Abraham was directed by God to take his son Isaac, to go into the land of Moriah, and there to offer him for a burnt offering (Genesis 22:2) upon a mountain which God would show him. This land is mentioned only here, and there is little to guide us in trying to identify it. A late writer (2 Chronicles 3:1) applies the name of Moriah to the mount on which Solomon's Temple was built, possibly associating it with the sacrifice of Isaac. A similar association with this mountain may have been in the mind of the writer of Genesis 22 (see 22:14), who, of course, wrote long after the events described (Driver). But in 22:2 no special mountain is indicated.

Abraham journeyed from the land of the Philistines, and on the 3rd day he saw the place afar off (Genesis 22:4). This naturally suggests some prominent mountain farther North than Jerusalem. The description could hardly apply to Jerusalem in any case, as it could not be seen "afar off" by one approaching either from the South or the West. The Samaritans lay the scene of sacrifice on Mt. GERIZIM (which see).

Instead of "Moriah" in this passage Peshitta reads "Amorites." This suggests a possible emendation of the text, which, if it be accepted, furnishes a more definite ides of the land within which that memorable scene was enacted. Both Jerusalem and Gerizim, however, lay within the boundaries of the land of the Amorites. No doubt the enmity existing between the Jews and the Samaritans led them each to glorify their own holy places to the detriment of those of their rivals. Little stress can therefore be laid upon their identifications. With our present knowledge we must be content to leave the question open.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
4179. Moriyyah -- a mountain where Isaac was to be sacrificed
... a mountain where Isaac was to be sacrificed. Transliteration: Moriyyah or Moriyyah
Phonetic Spelling: (mo-ree-yaw') Short Definition: Moriah. ... Moriah. ...
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3070. Yhvh Yireh -- Jehovah- jireh
... Jehovah- jireh From Yhovah and ra'ah; Jehovah will see (to it); Jehovah-Jireh, a
symbolical name for Mount Moriah -- Jehovah- jireh. see HEBREW Yhovah. ...
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Mount Moriah
... Chapters 21-30 Chapter 27 Mount Moriah. "Wherefore is it called mount Moriah?
R. Levi Bar Chama and R. Chaninah differ about this matter. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 27 mount moriah.htm

The Best Inheritance in Canaan
... The truth is, I did all possible to gain a home at Bethel, or on Moriah; either
place seemed better than this; at least it did for some time, until I learned ...
/.../berry/adventures in the land of canaan/chapter six the best inheritance.htm

Chapter xxii
... There is no conflict between this interpretation of ours and the fact of the text
where Abraham is bidden to go to the land of Moriah for the purpose of this ...
/...// of genesis volume 1/chapter xxii.htm

Solomon's Reign.
... This was a policy of concentration. He built die temple and, through the splendor
of its worship, tried to concentrate all worship upon Mount Moriah. ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter xii solomons reign.htm

Vanished Hopes
... of her helplessness and dismay. At the corner of Moriah and the Old Wall,
the tumult was infernal. Out of the suffocating sallow ...
/.../miller/the city of delight/chapter xxii vanished hopes.htm

The Temple and Its Dedication
... Thus as the building on Mount Moriah was noiselessly upreared with "stone made ready
before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor ax nor ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 2 the temple and.htm

Some Buildings in Acra. Bezeiha. Millo.
... Millo. Mount Sion did not thrust itself so far eastward as mount Acra: and hence
it is, that mount Moriah is said, by Josephus, to be "situate over-against Acra ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 24 some buildings in.htm

The Story of Solomon and his Temple
... the later years of David's reign, he laid up great treasure of gold and silver,
and brass, and iron, for the building of a house to the Lord on Mount Moriah. ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of solomon and.htm

In the Dungeon of Giant Discourager
... Where does he live? He lives on Mount Moriah, and we shall find him at home, no
doubt. ... What is your name!". "My name is Honest.". "Well, here we are on Moriah. ...
/.../berry/adventures in the land of canaan/chapter nine in the dungeon.htm

Why Jesus came to this World
... together. One of these hills was called Mount Moriah. On the top of Mount
Moriah there was a great Temple where the Jews went to pray. ...
/.../ good shepherd/chapter i why jesus came.htm

Moriah (2 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
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Mori'ah (2 Occurrences)
Mori'ah. Moriah, Mori'ah. Morn . Multi-Version Concordance Mori'ah (2 Occurrences). ...
(See RSV). Moriah, Mori'ah. Morn . Reference Bible.
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Araunah (14 Occurrences)
... 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. ...
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Land (19790 Occurrences)
... See CHAMELEON; LIZARD. Alfred Ely Day. MORIAH, LAND OF. mo-ri'-a ('erec
ha-moriyah; eis ten genitive ten hupselen): Abraham was directed ...
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Valley (187 Occurrences)
... on Isaiah), "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 ...
/v/valley.htm - 75k

Jerusalem (782 Occurrences)
... means "possession of peace," or "foundation of peace." The dual form probably refers
to the two mountains on which it was built, viz., Zion and Moriah; or, as ...
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Zion (169 Occurrences)
... It was surrounded on all sides, except the north, by deep valleys, that of the
Tyropoeon (qv) separating it from Moriah (qv), which it surpasses in height by ...
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Kedron (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary The valley, now quite narrow, between the Mount of Olives
and Mount Moriah. The upper part of it is called the Valley of Jehoshaphat. ...
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Ornan (10 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 3:1 Then Solomon began to build the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem on
Mount Moriah, where Yahweh appeared to David his father, which he made ready ...
/o/ornan.htm - 10k

Jeb'usite (8 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 3:1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem
in mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David his father; for which ...
/j/jeb'usite.htm - 9k

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Moriah (2 Occurrences)

Genesis 22:2
He said, "Now take your son, your only son, whom you love, even Isaac, and go into the land of Moriah. Offer him there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of."

2 Chronicles 3:1
Then Solomon began to build the house of Yahweh at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where Yahweh appeared to David his father, which he made ready in the place that David had appointed, in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.



Moriah: The Land of

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Mori'ah (2 Occurrences)

Araunah (14 Occurrences)

Land (19790 Occurrences)

Valley (187 Occurrences)

Jerusalem (782 Occurrences)

Zion (169 Occurrences)

Kedron (1 Occurrence)

Ornan (10 Occurrences)

Jeb'usite (8 Occurrences)

Jehovah-jireh (1 Occurrence)

Jehovahjireh (1 Occurrence)

Lovest (13 Occurrences)


Mo'resheth-gath (1 Occurrence)

Market-place (7 Occurrences)

Burnt-offering (205 Occurrences)

Beginneth (8 Occurrences)

Arch (24 Occurrences)

Ascend (86 Occurrences)

Burnt (392 Occurrences)

Mountains (221 Occurrences)

Dearly (30 Occurrences)

Grain-floor (27 Occurrences)

Priesthood (30 Occurrences)

Threshingfloor (18 Occurrences)

Burned (587 Occurrences)

Mountain (298 Occurrences)

Start (50 Occurrences)

Abraham (2539 Occurrences)

Isaac (127 Occurrences)

Altar (343 Occurrences)

Provision (50 Occurrences)

Threshing-floor (36 Occurrences)

Region (96 Occurrences)


Temple (614 Occurrences)

Provided (68 Occurrences)

Threshing (57 Occurrences)

Offer (403 Occurrences)

Jebusite (39 Occurrences)

Floor (69 Occurrences)

Offering (850 Occurrences)

Thyself (352 Occurrences)

Loved (249 Occurrences)

Sodomite (1 Occurrence)

Mount (311 Occurrences)


Hill (217 Occurrences)

Palestine (1 Occurrence)

Tabernacle (333 Occurrences)

Sacrifice (300 Occurrences)

Messenger (235 Occurrences)

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