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Mount Moriah

Mount Moriah (pronounced in Hebrew as moe-ree-yaw) in Jerusalem, now popularly known as the Temple Mount, has been a focal point of Bible History right from very early times. It was the place where Abraham nearly sacrificed Isaac. It was the place where Solomon built the original Temple of God. It was the location of many of the events during the ministry of Jesus Christ, with the scene of His arrest on The Mount Of Olives on The Fateful Night just to the east, and His Crucifixion (see How Did Jesus Christ Die?) at Calvary just to the north. And there is much more set to happen there.

Isaac "After these things God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here am I." He said, "Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering upon one of the mountains of which I shall tell you." So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac; and he cut the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him." (Genesis 22:1-3 RSV)

The Temple "Then Solomon began to build the house of The Lord [see Temples] in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where The Lord had appeared to David his father, at the place that David had appointed, on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. He began to build in the second month of the fourth year of his reign." (2 Chronicles 3:1-2 RSV)

Dome Of The Rock Today, Mount Moriah is under Muslim control. The gold-topped Dome Of The Rock is the most famous present-day sight atop the Temple Mount, while Jews pray below at The Western Wall (see the link below for live pictures from Aish HaTorah's Window On The Wall)

Temple Mount Diagram Aish HaTorah's Window On The Wall
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A Live Camera View Of The Western Wall from Aish HaTorah's World Center in Jerusalem.
The area shown in the camera view corresponds with the red line in the diagram.

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