Araunah


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Araunah

(ārô`nə), in the Bible, Jebusite who sold his threshing floor to David so that an altar might be erected there. This site, on Mt. Moriah, was afterward used for the Temple. An alternate form is Ornan.
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All modern scholars note here a scribal error, since Araunah does not otherwise appear as a king, but as a Jebusite subject of the King of Israel.
According to the author of Kings, a prophet named Gad ordered David while in the midst of a severe plague to "build an alter to the Lord on the threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebusite".