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Jehovah Jireh

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(See ABRAHAM; ISAAC.) ("Jehovah will see or provide".) (Genesis 22:14). In Genesis 22:8 Abraham had said, "Elohim will provide for Himself a Lamb." He perceives he has uttered an unconscious prophecy, and that the Elohim in whom he trusted has proved Himself JEHOVAH , in covenant with His people; so that the phrase became a Hebrew proverb, "In the mount (as He provided for Abraham in his' extremity) Jehovah will provide" (for us also in our every extremity). The meaning of Mori-jah," the seeing of Jehovah," implies that it originated in this saying of Abraham, and that "Moriah" in Genesis 22:2 is used by anticipation. Moreover, Solomon built his temple on mount "Moriah" (2 Chronicles 3:1). It is no valid objection that Abraham "saw the place afar off," whereas the temple mount is not conspicuous from a distance (whence Moriah is connected by some with Moreh and "the natural altar on the top of Mount Gerizim", which the Samaritans make the place of the sacrifice); for what is meant in Genesis 22:4 is only that he saw it at some little distance, as far off as the place admitted. (See GERIZIM.) The distance, two days' journey from Beersheba, would bring Abraham and his party to Jerusalem, whereas Gerizim could not be reached in three days.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Jehovah Jireh'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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