Of the hill Moria. Cap. 25.
MOria is a mount in Ierusalē, where in S•l•mon temple was builded, as it is said 2. 〈◊〉. 3. And D•u• bought this mountaine of Ornan Iebusei, for two hundred sycles of gold most pure, to builde theron an Altar to our Lord, whē for the numbring that Dauid made, the people were smitten. In this mountaine he offered to our Lord and prayed, and our Lord heard him out of heuen in the fire vpon the Altar of sacrifices. In this mount A••rah, in offered sacrifice for I∣saac, and our Lord had bad, ye Isaac shuld be offered in that same place. Genes. 2•. where Ieromes Glose sayth vppon this word. Go into the land of sight, & offer thy sonne vpon one of the hills, &c. The Hebrues meane, that this is the hill, in which afterward the Temple was buil∣ded in the floure of Ornan of Iebuici, in the moūt Moria, that is vnderstood, ligh∣tening and beshining, for there is Dabir, that is the Oratory of God, & the lawe, and the spirit, that inspired Prophets, & teacheth men soothnesse, as Ierome saith. Men deemed, Iacob slept in ye same place, and saw Angells comming downward and vpward vpon a ladder, as it is said, Gen. 28. where the Glose saith vpon this word: héere is not els but Gods house. This is said, for he saw that the temple and worshipping of God shuld be in that place. And this place was a little hil be∣side mount Sion, where Dauids tower was after made. And heereof it foloweth, that mount Moriah, was a mount of re∣uelation & of sight, & a mount of sacrifice and of praiers, a mount of prophecie, & of teaching, a mount of light and of shi∣ning, a mount of oft cōming of Angels, a mount of appearing of God, a mount of forgiuenesse and mercie.