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araunah


araunah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Araunah 
  agile;  also  called  Ornan  1  Chr.  21:15,  a  Jebusite  who  dwelt  in 
  Jerusalem  before  it  was  taken  by  the  Israelites.  The  destroying 
  angel,  sent  to  punish  David  for  his  vanity  in  taking  a  census  of 
  the  people,  was  stayed  in  his  work  of  destruction  near  a 
  threshing-floor  belonging  to  Araunah  which  was  situated  on  Mount 
  Moriah.  Araunah  offered  it  to  David  as  a  free  gift,  together 
  with  the  oxen  and  the  threshing  instruments;  but  the  king 
  insisted  on  purchasing  it  at  its  full  price  (2  Sam.  24:24;  1 
  Chr.  21:24,  25),  for  according  to  the  law  of  sacrifices,  he 
  could  not  offer  to  God  what  cost  him  nothing.  On  the  same  place 
  Solomon  afterwards  erected  the  temple  (2  Sam.  24:16;  2  Chr. 
  3:1).  (See  {ALTAR}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Araunah,  ark;  song;  joyful  cry