Genesis 22:14, How Was Jerusalem Named?

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.

//When Abraham was told by God to sacrifice his son Isaac, he was instructed to go to Mount Moriah. However, this location is contested by some scholars, who argue (based on literary analysis of the original Hebrew) that Abraham was sent to a place named Jeriel, which is a few miles south of Jerusalem. These scholars suppose that the later substitution in scripture of Moriah for Jeriel  was based on their close proximity and Jeriel’s similarity to an earlier name of Jerusalem, Ariel. This led to the misperception that Abraham took Isaac to Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, or Ariel, instead of Juriel. Now read today’s verse again, which corroborates the conjecture: Abraham called the place of sacrifice Jehovah-Jireh, which sounds a lot like Jehovah Jeriel.

Mount Moriah is also famed for a second reason:

Now Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah – Chronicles 3:1

Thus did the Temple mount become associated with Abraham’s near-sacrifice of Isaac. Jeriel became Moriah, in scripture. But Jerusalem, where Mount Moriah was, was also known by another name: Salem. The two names, Jeriel and Salem, come together in this midrashic story (the teller relates Melchizedek and Shem):

Abraham called it Jireh: “And Abraham named that site Yahweh-Jireh”. Shem had called it Salem, as it is said, “And King Melchizedek of Salem.” The Holy One (blessed be He) said: If I call it Jireh, as did Abraham, Shem, a righteous man, will protest. If I call it Salem, as did Shem, Abraham, a righteous man, will protest. Rather, I hereby name it Jerusalem, according to what both of them called it–“Jireh-Salem.” (Gen. Rab. 56:10)

Could be, I guess!

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