Was the altar built before the Temple?
Was it on the site of Abraham's altar?
The First Temple was built on Mount Moriah (2 Chron.3:1), but
Abraham's altar isn't mentioned; rather, the spot where the
Temple was built was the threshing floor of Araunah/Ornan the
Jebusite, where David had built an altar (see 2 Sam.24:18-25).
The altar was built (and used) before the
Second Temple itself was built; see Ezra 3:2-3,6.
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