sanctuary


sanctuary
A place of holiness or security.
1) The Israelites trekking through the wilderness believed that the Lord was present with them in a portable ‘tent of meeting’ (Exod. 25:8 ff.; 29:4) and in the Temple at Jerusalem, when Solomon had built it. The Presence was located in the Holy of Holies, the innermost section, which only the high priest was allowed to enter.
2) Six cities [[➝ city]] were set aside as places of sanctuary or refuge (Josh. 20:7–9) for persons fleeing from avengers after an accidental homicide.

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  • Sanctuary — • A consecrated place of refuge • Church architecture term Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sanctuary     ♦ Sanctuary …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Sanctuary (VF) — Sanctuary (série télévisée) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Sanctuary et Sanctuaire. Le Sanctuaire Titre original Sanctuary Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sanctuary —    Sanctuary was a right of the English Church whereby cathedrals, abbeys, churches, and churchyards could serve as places of refuge for criminals, debtors, victims of abuse, and political refugees.    In theory, a person claiming sanctuary could …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

  • Sanctuary — (englisch für „Heiligtum, Kultstätte“) steht für: eine Musikband, siehe Sanctuary (Band) eine kanadische Web und Fernsehserie, siehe Sanctuary – Wächter der Kreaturen einen australischen Spielfilm von Robin De Crespigny aus dem Jahr 1995, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sanctuary — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término Sanctuary puede referirse a: Sanctuary, sencillo de Iron Maiden. Sanctuary, canción de Nami Tamaki. Sanctuary, una serie canadiense de ciencia ficción. Sanctuary Records, una discográfica del Reino Unido.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sanctuary — Sanc tu*a*ry, n.; pl. {Sanctuaries}. [OE. seintuarie, OF. saintuaire, F. sanctuaire, fr. L. sanctuarium, from sanctus sacred, holy. See {Saint}.] A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site. Hence, specifically: (a) The most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sanctuary — Sanctuary, TX U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 256 Housing Units (2000): 111 Land area (2000): 0.263664 sq. miles (0.682887 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.263664 sq. miles (0.682887 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Sanctuary, TX — U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 256 Housing Units (2000): 111 Land area (2000): 0.263664 sq. miles (0.682887 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.263664 sq. miles (0.682887 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • sanctuary — [n1] church; holiest room or area in religious building altar, chancel, holy place, sanctorium, sanctum, shrine, temple; concepts 368,439,448 sanctuary [n2] place to hide, be safe asylum, church, convent, cover, covert, defense, den, harbor,… …   New thesaurus

  • sanctuary — mid 14c., building set apart for holy worship, from Anglo Fr. sentuarie, from O.Fr. sainctuarie, from L.L. sanctuarium a sacred place, shrine (especially the Hebrew Holy of Holies; see SANCTUM (Cf. sanctum)), also a private room, from L. sanctus… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sanctuary — index asylum (hiding place), asylum (protection), bulwark, haven, preservation, protection, refuge …   Law dictionary


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