Moriah, Mount

Moriah, Mount,

biblical name of the hill of E JerusalemJerusalem
, Heb. Yerushalayim, Arab. Al Quds, city (1994 pop. 578,800), capital of Israel. East Jerusalem is also claimed by Palestinians as a future capital, and most nations have not formally recognized the city as the capital of Israel in the belief that its
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. According to Second Chronicles it was the site of Solomon's temple.
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