[ maw-rahy-uh, moh- ]

  1. a mountainous region in southern Palestine, where Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac. Genesis 22:3.

  2. Also Douay Bible, Mo·ri·a. a site usually identified with Zion, where Solomon built the Temple. 2 Chronicles 3:1.

Origin of Moriah

Ultimately from Hebrew Mōrīyyāh, of uncertain origin and meaning

Words Nearby Moriah Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Moriah in a sentence

  • The scene is the covenant made between the two first persons of the Trinity on Mount Moriah.

  • You descend eight or ten steps which lead down into the side of Mount Moriah—there you find a stream of indifferent water.

    Letters from Palestine | J. D. Paxton
  • They say it is far too large for Mount Moriah, the chosen place of the temple.

    The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
  • Go thence to the hither side of that bridge, pass down the ravine and cross to the other side against Moriah.

    The City of Delight | Elizabeth Miller
  • The young man indicated a broad street moving with people which led with tolerable directness toward the base of Moriah.

    The City of Delight | Elizabeth Miller