In the early years of Solomon's reign the top of Mt. Moriah began to look much different than it did about a decade before. Then there was only a threshing floor there. The threshing operations had been removed so that David could build a special altar. (II Samuel 24:15-25.) Lay a Firm Foundation In Solomon's reign the altar was removed and the top of the small mountain was leveled off to make a much wider area. The leveled mountain bad to receive the huge foundation stones that were laboriously moved in to form the base of the temple and its surrounding flat area. All this was encompassed by a stone wall.
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