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Abraham’s Altar for Isaac
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The territory surrounding the mountain upon which God tested Abraham (Gen 22:1–19); traditionally linked to the Mount Moriah mentioned in 2 Chr 3:1 as the site of the Temple Mount.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Moriah. Name used twice in the OT. Abraham was sent to sacrifice his son Isaac in “the land of Moriah” (Gn 22:2). Because in the narrative it is said that the ram was “provided” in the place of Isaac (vv 8, 14) when God “appeared” to Abraham, it has been suggested that the form of the name “Moriah” may
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. [Heb ʾereṣ hammôrîyâ]. “The land of Moriah” (Gen. 22:2), a hill territory that was a three-day journey from Beer-sheba. The topographical requirements could be met by some hilltop sanctuary in the Hebron district, possibly the Râmet el-Khalîl (Mamre). In some texts, as well as in Samaritan claims,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MORIAH Name used twice in the OT. Abraham was sent to sacrifice his son Isaac in “the land of Moriah” (Gn 22:2). Because in the narrative it is said that the ram was “provided” in the place of Isaac when God “appeared” to Abraham, it has been suggested that the form of the name “Moriah” may be connected
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Moriah (muh-ri´uh).1 An unidentified site in rugged terrain three days’ travel from Beer-sheba where Abraham was to sacrifice Isaac (Gen. 22:2).2 The rocky hill in Jerusalem where Solomon built the temple (2 Chron. 3:1), a possibly deliberate cross-identification by the Chronicler with David’s purchased
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MORIAH. The term was applied to the region where Abraham offered Isaac (Gen 22:2) and to the site of Solomon’s temple (2 Chr 3:1). Some have challenged this identification because of textual variants at 2 Chr 3:1 and because of its short distance from Beer-sheba. However, with a loaded donkey Abraham
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MORIAH. In Gn. 22:2 God commanded Abraham to take Isaac to ‘the land of Moriah’ (’ereṣ hammōriyyâ) and there to offer him as a burnt offering upon one of the mountains (har). The mountain chosen was 3 days’ journey (22:4) from the land of the Philistines (21:34; the region of *Gerar), and was visible
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Moriah (Heb. mōrɩ̂yâ)1. The “land of Moriah,” the place where God commanded Abraham to take his son Isaac and sacrifice him (Gen. 22:2). The narrative describes this as a three-day journey from Beer-sheba (Gen. 22:4). However, “the third day” may simply be a conventional way of indicating a short distance
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Catholic Bible Dictionary
MORIAH A place name that appears twice in the Bible. In Gen 22:1, Abraham is instructed to sacrifice his son Isaac at a site chosen by God in “the land of Moriah.” Its whereabouts are not specified in Genesis beyond the detail that it took three days for Abraham to get there from Beer-sheba in southern