ATS Bible DictionaryPropitiantion
The offering which appeases the wrath of one against whom an offence has been committed. Christ is "the propitiation for our sins," Romans 3:25, inasmuch as his sacrifice alone removes the obstacles which prevented the mercy of God from saving sinners, and appeases the just wrath of the law, 1 John 2:2 4:10. The same Greek word is used in the Septuagint to denote an "atonement," Numbers 5:8; a "sin-offering," Ezekiel 44:27; and the covering of the Ark of the Covenant, Le 16:14 Hebrews 9:5. See MERCY SEAT.
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