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of the mountain was scarcely large enough to give foundation to an ordinary sized dwelling. Moriah was more a spur of the mountain between the valleys of Jehosaphat and the Tyropoan— on all sides it fell off rapidly and steeply except in tho direction in which the ridge ran. To enlarge the area, walls had to be built from 100 to 250 feet in height. At the famous north east corner, so very high that a writer in describing it, said, "To look down from the battlements was to become giddy; and Josephus says, "that sight could not reach to such an immense depth." Solomon, to accomplish the great task, called to his aid Hiram, King of Tyre, and Hiram, the widow's son, known as Hiram Abiff, because he was the great builder. Nothing could dissuade King Solomon from his cherished purpose, and no doubt was the instructions of David, who had prepared much of the material. The temple must be erected on Mount Moriah. That was the sacred
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