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HEBREW: 4179 hyrwm Mowriyah or hyrm Moriyah
NAVE: Moriah
EBD: Moriah
Moreh, Oak Of | Moreh, the Hill of | Moresheth | Moresheth Gath | Moreshethgath | Moriah | Moriah, Land Of | Morning Watch | Morning, Getting Up | Morning, Wings Of | Morrow After The Sabbath


In Bible versions:

a land and mountain

bitterness of the Lord
Google Maps: Moriah (31° 46´, 35° 14´)


Strongs #04179: hyrwm Mowriyah or hyrm Moriyah

Moriah = "chosen by Jehovah"

1) the place where Abraham took Isaac for sacrifice
2) the mount on the eastern edge of Jerusalem on which Solomon built
the temple

4179 Mowriyah mo-ree-yaw'

or Moriyah {mo-ree-yaw'}; from 7200 and 3050; seen of Jah;
Morijah, a hill in Palestine:-Moriah.
see HEBREW for 07200
see HEBREW for 03050

Moriah [EBD]

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; NUMBERING THE PEOPLE.)

Moriah [NAVE]

MORIAH, the land of, Gen. 22:2; 2 Chr. 3:1.


(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.)

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