Moriah

Moriah (Wikipedia)
Moriah
Height 743 section Jerusalem map, scale 10,000 scale, 1st edition, Survey of Palestine, Jaffa, August 1925, Ordnance Survey Offices, Southhampton, 1926.png
Section of the Jerusalem map (1925) showing location of Mount Moriah according to the TaNaKh sources
Highest point
Elevation768 m (2,520 ft) (Mount Moriah)
Coordinates31°46′40.7″N 35°14′8.9″E / 31.777972°N 35.235806°E / 31.777972; 35.235806Coordinates: 31°46′40.7″N 35°14′8.9″E / 31.777972°N 35.235806°E / 31.777972; 35.235806
Geography
LocationJerusalem (according to Jewish sources)
Parent rangeJudean (Mount Moriah)

Moriah (Hebrew: מוֹרִיָּה, Modern: Moriyya, Tiberian: Môriyyā, "ordained/considered by Hashem"), Arabic: ﻣﺮﻭﻩ‎, romanizedMarwah) is the name given to a mountainous region by the Book of Genesis, in which context it is the location of the sacrifice of Isaac. Through association with the biblical Mount Moriah (the Temple Mount), Mount Moriah has been interpreted as the name of the specific mountain at which this occurred, although this identification is typically rejected by scholarship.

Muslims believe the historical mount is Marwah in Arabic, as mentioned in the Qur'an, located close to the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. There has been an historical account of rams' horns preserved in the Kaaba until the year 683, which are believed to be the remains of the sacrifice of Ishmael.

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