Where did the binding of Isaac take place?

February 23, 2012

I’m preaching this Sunday on the binding of Isaac in Genesis 22:1-19. Abraham offers Isaac for sacrifice on a mountain called Mt. Moriah. This is the same place as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the location of Solomon’s and the Second Temple (or Herod’s Temple, the one standing during Jesus’ lifetime). The Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70. The present-day Muslim shrine The Dome of the Rock, built many centuries later, stands there today.

Here are a couple of pictures to help you visualize it—of course, in Abraham’s day, the mountain was bare.

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