Upon it, probably, stood the Jebusite fortress which so long defied the Israelites, but was finally taken by David.
It is the so-called Ophel, on which the ancient Jebusite fortress was reared.
The place where the angel's arm was arrested was by the threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
It may have been made as early as the time of Solomon or David, or even in Jebusite times.
It is not improbable, however, that the site of the old Jebusite fortress was once higher than the temple rock to the north.
By the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite, the angel of judgment sheathed his sword.
Signior Laverdure, by the heart of an honest man, this Jebusite—this, confusion to him!