The Place of the Altar: Rambam; Laws of the Temple, Chapter 2, Law 2

Through our tradition, it is well known to everyone that the place in ‘Goren Aravna’ on which David and Shlomo (Solomon) built the altar is the very place on which Avraham built the altar on which he bound his son Yiztchak (Isaac). It is the very place on which Noach (Noah) built [his altar] after leaving the Ark. It is the very place on which Kain and Hevel (Cain and Abel) offered [their respective sacrifices]. And in this very place Adam offered his sacrifice after he was created.

From this place he [Adam] was created; Our Sages said, “From the place of his atonement, Man was created”.


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