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The meaning of Araunah in the Bible
(From Easton's Bible Dictionary)

agile; also called Ornan I 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 (II Samuel 24:24; I Chronicles 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 (II Samuel 24:16; 2Chr. 3:1). (See ALTAR .)


See more on the meaning of Araunah in the Bible:
Araunah {International Standard Bible Encyclopedia}
Araunah {Hitchcock's Bible Name}

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