Mount Moriah is no ordinary Mountain. From the first mention of this mountain to this very day the Vision of God seen on Mount Moriah is exalted to the highest place possible.
The only problem with disbelieving the Mount Moriah story, is that it takes greater faith to disbelieve it than to take it at its face value.
In other words, in order to “Dis-Believe” (or refute) all the details God has given in specific order and sequence, including all the conditions, and all the details, all the places, all the times, all the nations, government officials, prophets, and ordinary witnesses, and even all the false witnesses, that were predicted and predicated necessary to create this whole story, and all the people involved, and to orchestrate all this and coordinate all the messages that dovetail one another and create a complete and whole and intensely complex vision would take a far greater amount of faith to believe that this was done without God, and to believe it was orchestrated from the very beginning by God himself.
I believe that you will find, if you study and look accurately into this very integrated story of God, you will lose all cynicism. If you make the effort to see the plain and simple picture, that God has been painting for several millennia. Behold the hand, and behold the nail, on the mountain of Maria, a mountain of vision, the mountain Mountain View always vision.
There are two chapters in the Bible that are almost exact duplicates recorded in two different books by two different authors. This is a very rare occurrence in the writings of the old testament.
Can you see how the name of God, Yahweh, YHWH, is the glue that holds the universe together?
Genesis 22 (KJV) 1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
the land of Moriah:
STRONGS H4179: Abbreviations
† מֹרִיָּה, מוֺרִיָּה proper name, of a location אֶרֶץ הַמּ׳ Genesis 22:2 (E), place for sacrificing Isaac, Greek Version of the LXX τ. γῆν τ. ὑψηλήν (text dubious, see Di); הַר הַמּוֺ׳ 2 Chronicles 3:1 site of temple, Greek Version of the LXX Αμορ(ε)ια (compare JosAnt. i. 13, 1 f.)
Moriah = “chosen by Jehovah”
the place where Abraham took Isaac for sacrifice. Genesis 22:2
The place where God the profit, commanded king David, to sacrifice and offering, to stop the plague, on the threshing floor of Arubah. 2Sam. 24; and 1Ch 21. (This is a rare thing, these are duplicate chapters, that record almost exact same story, there are only a few of these cases and all of the old testament scriptures. I can think of Hezekiah story being duplicated and whole chapter form in the profit Isaiah, and then again in Chronicles., and there is some crossover duplication of storyline between the book of Chronicles and the book of Samuel.
- the mount on the eastern edge of Jerusalem on which Solomon built the temple. Second Chronicles 3:1
3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. 9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. 19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor; 21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. 24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.