Where would you ‘find’ El Elyon [God Most High], God of Melchizedek, king of Salem?
And Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine; he was a priest of God Most High. He blessed him, saying, Blessed be Abram of God Most High, creator of heaven and earth. (Genesis 14:18).
Where was Isaac taken and bound, to be sacrificed, by his father Abraham?
And it came to pass after these things, that G-d did prove Abraham, and said unto him: ‘Abraham’; and he said: ‘Here am I. And He said: ‘Take now thy son, thine only son, whom thou lovest, even Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.’ (Genesis 22:1-2)
Where did Jacob dream of the ‘gateway to heaven’?
He came upon a certain place and stopped there for the night, for the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of that place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place. He had a dream; a stairway was set on the ground and its top reached to the sky, and angels of God were going up and down on it. And the Lord was standing beside him… Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, … “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the abode of God and that is the gateway to heaven. (Genesis 28:10-18).
Where was the location of Araunah’s threshing floor, paid for and bought by King David so as to build an altar to the Lord?
So David paid Ornan [Auranah] for the site 600 shekels’ worth of gold. And David built there an altar to the Lord and sacrificed burn offerings and offerings of well-being. (1 Chronicles 21:25)
Where was Solomon’s Temple built? And if so the Temple, whereto was the Ark of the Covenant placed within its confines?
The priests came out of the sanctuary for the cloud had filled the House of the Lord and the priests were not able to remain and perform the service because of the cloud, for the Presence of the Lord filled the House of the Lord. (1 Kings 8:11).
Moriah, Moriah, Moriah, Moriah, Moriah, Moriah.
All of those events took place on Mount Moriah.
Don’t believe me? Take a look at Jerusalem from the time of Solomon to Hezekiah.
To get an idea how Mount Mariah went from threshing floor to Temple Mount, see Building the Temple of God (Locating Solomon’s Temple).
A Jerusalem Perspective:
Note: this is the same Temple Mount on Mount Mariah that the UN says has no links to Israel:
Featured Image: Panorama of the Temple Mount seen from the Mount of Olives — Berthold Werner [Wikimedia Commons]