Araunah

Araunah [N] [H] [S]

agile; also called Ornan 1 Chronicles 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 Samuel 24:24 ; 1 Chronicles 21:24 1 Chronicles 21:25 ), 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 Samuel 24:16 ; 2 Chr. 3:1 ). (See ALTAR .)

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Araunah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Araunah [N] [E] [S]

ark; song; joyful cry
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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Araunah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Araunah [N] [E] [H]

(ark ), a Jebusite who sold his threshing floor on Mount Moriah to David as a site for an altar to Jehovah, together with his oxen. ( 2 Samuel 24:18-24 ; 1 Chronicles 21:25 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Araunah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ARAUNAH

a-ro'-na ('arawnah, 2 Samuel 24:16,20; 'aranyah 2 Samuel 24:18, and 'ornan, 1 Chronicles 21:15; 2 Chronicles 3:1, all from a Hebrew root meaning "to be strong"):

A Jebusite from whom David at the request of the prophet Gad bought a threshing-floor located upon Mt. Moriah, as a site for an altar of the Lord at the time of the great plague (2 Samuel 24:15; 1 Chronicles 21:15), upon which Solomon later erected the temple (2 Chronicles 3:1).


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ARAUNAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.