Mt. Moriah, on which the Temple of Solomon was built, is symbolically called the ground floor of the lodge, and hence it is said that "the lodge rests on holy ground." This sacred spot was once the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, and from him David purchased it for fifty shekels of silver. 2 Sam. 24:18-25 Recorded as Araunah. 1 Chron. 21:18-27 Recorded as having paid Ornan 600 shekels of Gold.

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