Name: Moriah

Origin and Meaning of the Name Moriah

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, perhaps considered by God
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  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, perhaps considered by God
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  • Pronunciation:
    (mo RIE ah)
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    English form of Moriya.
    In the Bible, Moriah is the name given to the mountain or mountain range where Abraham led his son Isaac for the sacrifice ordered by God.

    The meaning of the name Moriya is debated.
    Jewish scholars have suggested "considered by God; chosen by God"; but also "the teaching-place", "the place of fear", or "the place of myrrh".

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