At that time when David saw that the Lord had answered him in
the threshing floor Of Ornan the Jebusite
The same with Araunah, ( 2 Samuel 24:16 ) , with some small variation of the letters, and are of the same signification; both signifying the "ornus", as Hillerus F13 observes, the pine tree or ash; see ( Isaiah 44:14 ) , in whose threshingfloor David now was, and where he had been praying and sacrificing; and God had accepted his prayer, as the Targum, and had answered him, by causing fire to come down on the sacrifice and consume it, and by ordering the angel to put up his sword in its sheath:
then he sacrificed there;
again by the priests, and continued to do so, for he had sacrificed there before, ( 1 Chronicles 21:26 ) and finding his sacrifices in that place were acceptable, he repeated them, and did not go to Gibeon, as follows.
F13 Onomastic. Sacr. p. 529, 530.