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