holy place


holy place
Part of Solomon's Temple, also called the ‘nave’ (1 Kgs. 7:50, NRSV) and adjacent to the innermost chamber called the ‘Holy of Holies’ or ‘inner sanctuary’ (NRSV, REB). In the holy place were an altar for incense, ten golden lampstands, and a table for the bread of the Presence (1 Kgs. 7:48). The arrangement was reproduced in the second Temple (520–515 BCE) and on a magnificent scale in that of Herod (sometimes called the third Temple).

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  • Holy place —    One of the two portions into which the tabernacle was divided (Ex. 26:31; 37:17 25; Heb. 9:2). It was 20 cubits long and 10 in height and breadth. It was illuminated by the golden candlestick, as it had no opening to admit the light. It… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • holy place — noun a sacred place of pilgrimage • Syn: ↑sanctum, ↑holy • Hypernyms: ↑topographic point, ↑place, ↑spot …   Useful english dictionary

  • holy place — sacred place, spiritual place …   English contemporary dictionary

  • holy place — noun historical the outer chamber of the sanctuary in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem …   English new terms dictionary

  • Holy Place —  Святое место …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • HOLY PLACES — HOLY PLACES. Because of its history, the Land of Israel possesses places holy to the three monotheistic religions, although the term holy means something different to each of these religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. (See Map: Holy… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Holy of Holies — The Holy of Holies is a term in the Hebrew Bible which referred to the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle and later the Temple in Jerusalem which could be entered only by the High Priest on Yom Kippur. Contemporary Judaism and certain branches of… …   Wikipedia

  • Holy of Holies (LDS Church) — The Salt Lake Temple contains a Holy of Holies …   Wikipedia

  • holy — adj. (holier, holiest) 1 morally and spiritually excellent or perfect, and to be revered. 2 belonging to, devoted to, or empowered by, God. 3 consecrated, sacred. 4 used in trivial exclamations (holy cow!; holy mackerel!; holy Moses!; holy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • holy — [[t]ho͟ʊli[/t]] ♦♦♦ holier, holiest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something as holy, you mean that it is considered to be special because it is connected with God or a particular religion. To them, as to all Tibetans, this is a holy… …   English dictionary


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