Where did Abraham offer up Isaac as a sacrifice?
Ok, this is something I just noticed in my reading of Genesis. I had always heard (and accepted) that the place where the temple was and the Dome of the Rock is is on the site where Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice. However, if this is so, wasn’t there already the town of Salem at that location? It was years before this incident that Abram paid tithe to Melchizedek, the priest of Salem. I’ve never pictured Abraham treking up to a city with the wood and all and then finding a ram in the thicket. The Bible actually just says in the region of Moriah and some Bible scholars feel that it was in the mountain range near Shechem.
Has anyone else wondered about this?
Have a blessed Easter week!