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A Jebusite landowner in Jerusalem who sold King David his threshing floor, which later became the site of the temple.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ARAUNAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾărawnâ (אֲרַוְנָה)] Var. ORNAN. A Jebusite (non-Israelite native of Jerusalem) who sold David a threshing floor on which the king erected an altar (2 Sam 24:16–25 = 1 Chr 21:15–27). This story established the sanctity of what would become the site of Solomon’s temple (1 Chr 22:1,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Araunah. Jebusite whose threshing floor was the scene of some significant events in biblical history. (Jebus was the ancient Canaanite city which later became Jerusalem.) Araunah’s threshing floor marked the place where the Lord stopped a pestilential angel after the death of 70,000 Israelites (2 Sm
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ARAUNAH Jebusite whose threshing floor was the scene of some significant events in biblical history. (Jebus was the ancient Canaanite city that later became Jerusalem.) Araunah’s threshing floor marked the place where the Lord stopped an angel from further inflicting Israel with a pestilence after the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Araunah (uh-raw´nuh), a Jebusite who sold a threshing floor to David (2 Sam. 24). The man’s name is given as Ornan in 1 Chron. 21, and there is some speculation that Araunah might be a Hurrian title meaning “noble” rather than a personal name. In the biblical narrative, David purchased the threshing
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ARAUNAH. A Jebusite, an inhabitant of Jebus which is Jerusalem (Jdg 19:10; 1 Chr 11:4). The non-Semitic form of his name may stem either from the Hittite title arawanis meaning “noble,” or from the Hurrian title iwirne meaning “chief, ruler, lord.” In 2 Sam 24:16 his name is preceded by the definite
ORNAN. Another name for Araunah (q.v.; 2 Sam 24:16), a Jebusite prince who owned the threshing floor on Mount Moriah which David purchased for the erection of an altar to Jehovah (1 Chr 21:15–28), and upon which Solomon later erected the temple (2 Chr 3:1).The Orontes River at flood stage in the center
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ARAUNAH (Heb. ’arawnâ, also ha’awarnâ, ’aranyâ). In 2 Sa. 24:16ff. a Jebusite whose threshing-floor was bought by David when he saw the destroying angel hold his hand there, so that he might build an altar on the spot and offer a sacrifice to check the pestilence which broke out after his numbering
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Araunah (Heb. ʾărawnâ) (also ORNAN)A Jebusite inhabitant of Jerusalem who offered his threshing floor to David as a site for sacrifice in a time of plague against Israel and Jerusalem (2 Sam. 24:16–25; 1 Chr. 21:15–28). In Chronicles he is called Ornan. David insisted on a legal purchase of the threshing
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ARAUNAH A Jebusite citizen of Jerusalem (2 Sam 24:5–25), also known as Ornan (1 Chr 21:5). When David offended the Lord by taking a census of the people, the Lord sent a plague to Israel. David saw the destroying angel by Araunah’s threshing floor and was told by Gad the prophet to build an altar there.