QUESTION: Shabbat Shalom, Rabbi Klein. Very interesting article about the names of about the question concerning Mt. Moriah’s location and the names of Mount Sinai. Given that Abraham was believed to have been tested on Mt Moriah at the site of the Temple Mount, while in the Rabbi poet’s song the site where the commandment to observe the Sabbath which was given at Mt Sinai is also said to be Moriah and hence the conjecturing. If Torah was given from Adam forward (Thou shalt not kill was known to Cain and Abraham most certainly knew to circumcise) then how do we know that Abraham did not receive instructions from Hashem concerning Shabbat at Mt Moriah? To count 7 and honor that day? Instructions which were later codified at Sinai? What am I missing here….because I’m pretty sure I’m missing something. Thank you.
– Lynne Howell