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[maw-rahy-uh, moh-] /mɔˈraɪ ə, moʊ-/
a mountainous region in S Palestine, where Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac. Gen. 22:3.
Also, Douay Bible, Moria. a site usually identified with Zion, where Solomon built the Temple. II Chron. 3:1. Unabridged
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  • "Look to that mountain," was the answer, as he pointed to Moriah.

    The Worlds Greatest Books Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • The place of sacrifice was upon one of the mountains in the land of Moriah.

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
  • I will now relate my discoveries in connexion with this conduit, commencing at the point where it enters Moriah.

  • Where was this mountain in the land of Moriah whereon the altar of Abraham was built?

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
  • The two remaining towers were set in position against the base of Moriah and resumed execution.

    The City of Delight Elizabeth Miller
  • At the corner of Moriah and the Old Wall, the tumult was infernal.

    The City of Delight Elizabeth Miller
  • He wants no St. Peter's built in a village of six hundred people, no temple, except on a Moriah to which a whole nation goes up.

    Among the Forces Henry White Warren
  • Above them towered the heights of Moriah, now veiled in smoke.

    The City of Delight Elizabeth Miller
  • Moriah, though much less lofty than Zion, was destined to eclipse it and the greatest heights on earth in importance.

  • Moriah was a widow of a month, and when she announced her intention of marrying again, the plantation held its breath.

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