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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Fullerton's father, Araunah Fullerton, was also a veteran.
King David repented and as part of his repentance before the Lord, he purchased a piece of property of Ornan (or Araunah) where King David erected an altar there and offered sacrifices.
According to the account in the Book of Samuel, the destructive angel was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite (ibid.).
In this earlier account we read that after David paid Araunah in full for the threshing floor, he built an altar there on which he sacrificed burnt offerings.
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".
David purchases property from Araunah, planning to build the future Temple upon it.