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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaMERCY-SEAT, THE
mur'-si-set (kapporeth; New Testament hilasterion, Hebrews 9:5): The name for the lid or covering of the ark of the covenant (Exodus 25:17, etc.). The Old Testament term means "covering," then, like the New Testament word, "propitiatory" (compare kipper, "to cover guilt," "to make atonement"). The ark contained the two tables of stone which witnessed against the sin of the people. The blood of sacrifice, sprinkled on the mercy-seat on the great day of atonement, intercepted, as it were, this condemning testimony, and effected reconciliation between God and His people. See ATONEMENT; ATONEMENT, DAY OF; PROPITIATION; ARK OF THE COVENANT. In Romans 3:25, Jesus is said to be set forth as "a propitiation (literally, "propitiatory"), through faith, in his blood," thus fulfilling the idea of the mercy-seat (compare Hebrews 9:5, 7, 11, 12, etc.).
Greek2435. hilasterion -- propitiatory
... mercy seat. ... an expiatory (place or thing), ie (concretely) an atoning victim, or
(specially) the lid of the Ark (in the Temple) -- mercyseat, propitiation. ...
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Strong's Hebrew3727. kapporeth -- propitiatory
... seat. Word Origin from the same as kopher Definition propitiatory NASB
Word Usage mercy seat (27). mercy seat. From kaphar; a lid ...
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Invitation to the Mercy-Seat.
Approach, My Soul, the Mercy-Seat
Approach, My Soul, the Mercy-Seat
Importance of Small Things in Religion
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ATS Bible DictionaryMercy-Seat
1 Chronicles 28:11, the cover of the Ark of the Covenant, which see. The Hebrew word means a cover, but contains an allusion to the covering or forgiving of sins, Psalm 32:1. In the New Testament it is designated by a Greek word meaning "the propitiatory," or "expiatory," Hebrews 9:4,5. It was approached only by the high priest, and not without the blood of atonement, to show that the divine mercy can be granted only through the blood of Christ, Romans 3:25.
Easton's Bible Dictionary(Hebrews kapporeth, a "covering;" LXX. and N.T., hilasterion; Vulg., propitiatorium), the covering or lid of the ark of the covenant (q.v.). It was of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, or perhaps rather a plate of solid gold, 2 1/2 cubits long and 1 1/2 broad (Exodus 25:17; 30:6; 31:7). It is compared to the throne of grace (Hebrews 9:5; Ephesians 2:6). The holy of holies is called the "place of the mercy-seat" (1 Chronicles 28:11: Leviticus 16:2).
It has been conjectured that the censer (thumiaterion, meaning "anything having regard to or employed in the burning of incense") mentioned in Hebrews 9:4 was the "mercy-seat," at which the incense was burned by the high priest on the great day of atonement, and upon or toward which the blood of the goat was sprinkled (Leviticus 16:11-16; Comp. Numbers 7:89 and Exodus 25:22).
ThesaurusMercyseat (1 Occurrence)
... blood," thus fulfilling the idea of the mercy-seat (compare Hebrews 9:5, 7, 11,
12, etc.). W. Shaw Caldecott. Multi-Version Concordance Mercyseat (1 Occurrence) ...
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Mercy-seat (23 Occurrences)
Ark-cover (21 Occurrences)
Cherubs (52 Occurrences)
Propitiation (4 Occurrences)
Cherub (21 Occurrences)
Wings (81 Occurrences)
Upward (74 Occurrences)
Screening (3 Occurrences)
Spreading (74 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceMercy-seat (23 Occurrences)
Romans 3:25 He it is whom God put forward as a Mercy-seat, rendered efficacious through faith in His blood, in order to demonstrate His righteousness-- because of the passing over, in God's forbearance, of the sins previously committed--
Hebrews 9:5 And above the ark were the Cherubim denoting God's glorious presence and overshadowing the Mercy-seat. But I cannot now speak about all these in detail.
Exodus 25:17 And thou shalt make a mercy-seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half 'shall be' the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
Exodus 25:18 And thou shalt make two cherubim of gold; of beaten work shalt thou make them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat.
Exodus 25:19 And make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat shall ye make the cherubim on the two ends thereof.
Exodus 25:20 And the cherubim shall spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat shall the faces of the cherubim be.
Exodus 25:21 And thou shalt put the mercy-seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.
Exodus 25:22 And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy-seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
Exodus 26:34 And thou shalt put the mercy-seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
Exodus 30:6 And thou shalt put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy-seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.
Exodus 31:7 the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy-seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the Tent,
Exodus 35:12 the ark, and the staves thereof, the mercy-seat, and the veil of the screen;
Exodus 37:6 And he made a mercy-seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half 'was' the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
Exodus 37:7 And he made two cherubim of gold; of beaten work made he them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat;
Exodus 37:8 one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat made he the cherubim at the two ends thereof.
Exodus 37:9 And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat were the faces of the cherubim.
Exodus 39:35 the ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy-seat;
Exodus 40:20 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy-seat above upon the ark:
Leviticus 16:2 and Jehovah said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the veil, before the mercy-seat which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy-seat.
Leviticus 16:13 and he shall put the incense upon the fire before Jehovah, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy-seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not:
Leviticus 16:15 Then shall he kill the goat of the sin-offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the veil, and do with his blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy-seat, and before the mercy-seat:
Numbers 7:89 And when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with him, then he heard the Voice speaking unto him from above the mercy-seat that was upon the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim: and he spake unto him.
1 Chronicles 28:11 Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch 'of the temple', and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper rooms thereof, and of the inner chambers thereof, and of the place of the mercy-seat;
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