A Jebusite who owned a threshing floor (2 Sam. 24:16). A pestilence which had ravaged the land to punish David for having presumptuously held a census to ascertain the nation's strength did not get beyond this threshing floor. The greatly relieved king bought the premises as a suitable site for the future Temple (2 Chron. 3:1 where Araunah is called Ornan), built by Solomon after a similar census which had no dire consequences.

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