Since the site was prophetically named ‘House of God’ (Beyth-El or Bethel) by Jacob, then later clearly accepted by David as such and restated by him with his words recorded in 1 Chronicles 22:1, “this is the (Bethel) HOUSE OF YAHWEH GOD and this is the altar of burnt offering for Israel”—should we not also accept that as the site on which the temple was built?
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On the aerial view at left of the City of David area of Mount Moriah, I have indicated the area at and above the Gihon Spring in the City of David known as Ha Makom and where these words were spoken.