Holy Place
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Holy Place

HOLY PLACE

(ha-qodhesh, Exodus 26:33, ha-hekhal, 1 Kings 6:17, etc.; he prote skene, Hebrews 9:6):

1. The Terms:

The tabernacle consisted of two divisions to which a graduated scale of holiness is attached: "The veil shall separate unto you between the holy place and the most holy" (Exodus 26:33). This distinction was never abrogated. In the Epistle to the Hebrews these divisions are called the "first" and "second" tabernacles (Hebrews 9:6 f). The term "holy place" is not indeed confined to the outer chamber of the sanctuary; in Leviticus 6:16, it is applied to "the court of the tent of meeting." But the other is its technical use. In Solomon's temple we have a different usage. The word hekhal, "temple," is not at first applied, as after, to the whole building, but is the designation specifically of the holy place, in distinction from the debhir, or "oracle" (compare 1 Kings 6:3, 5, 16, 17, 33, etc.; so in Ezekiel 41:1, 2, 4, etc.). The wider usage is later (compare 2 Kings 11:10, 11, 13, etc.).

2. Size of the Holy Place:

The size of the holy place differed at different times. The holy place of the tabernacle was 20 cubits long by 10 broad and 10 high (30 x 15 x 15 ft.); that of Solomon's temple was twice this in length and breadth-40 by 20 cubits; but it is contended by many (Bahr, etc.) that in height it was the full internal height of the building-30 cubits; the Herodian temple has the same dimensions of length and breadth, but Josephus and Middoth give largely increased, though differing, numbers for the height (see TEMPLE, HEROD'S).

3. Contents of Holy Place:

The contents of the holy place were from the beginning ordered to be these (Exodus 25:23; Exodus 30:1-10): the altar of incense, a golden candlestick (in Solomon's temple increased to ten, 1 Kings 7:49), and a table of showbread (likewise increased to ten, 2 Chronicles 4:8). For the construction, position, history and uses of these objects, see TABERNACLE; TEMPLE, and articles under the several headings. This, as shown by Josephus and by the sculptures on the Arch of Titus, continued to be the furniture of the holy place till the end.

4. Symbolism:

As the outer division of the sanctuary, into which, as yet, not the people, but only their representatives in the priesthood, were admitted while yet the symbols of the people's consecrated life (prayer, light, thanksgiving) were found in it, the holy place may be said to represent the people's relation to God in the earthly life, as the holy of holies represented God's relation to the people in a perfected communion. In the Epistle to the Hebrews, the holy place is not largely dwelt on as compared with the court in which the perfect sacrifice was offered, and the holiest of all into which Christ has now entered (Christ passes "through" the tabernacle into the holiest, 9:11). It pertains, however, evidently to the earthly sphere of Christ's manifestation, even as earth is the present scene of the church's fellowship. Through earth, by the way which Christ has opened up, the believer, already in spirit, finally in fact, passes with Him into the holiest (Hebrews 10:19; compare Hebrews 9:8; see Westcott, Hebrews, 233).

W. Shaw Caldecott

Greek
39. hagion -- holy place, sanctuary.
... holy place, sanctuary. Transliteration: hagion Phonetic Spelling: (hag'-ee-on) Short
Definition: place. Word Origin see hagios. holy place, sanctuary. ...
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2665. katapetasma -- a curtain (the inner veil of the temple)
... of that which separated the Holy of Holies from the outer parts of the temple at
Jerusalem, also of an outer curtain at the entrance to the Holy Place in the ...
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40. hagios -- sacred, holy
... Usage Holy (92), holy (62), Holy of Holies (1), holy one (5), holy ones (1), holy
place (7), most holy (1), saint (1), saints (59), saints' (1), sanctuary (2). ...
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2404. Hierapolis -- Hierapolis, a city in Asia
... Hierapolis. From hieros and polis; holy city; Hierapolis, a place in Asia Minor --
Hierapolis. see GREEK hieros. see GREEK polis. (ierapolei) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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2369. thumiaterion -- altar of incense, a censer
... poured the coals, when he entered the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement. Word
Origin from thumiao and -terion (suff. denoting place) Definition altar of ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4720. miqdash -- a sacred place, sanctuary
... Definition a sacred place, sanctuary NASB Word Usage holy (1), holy place (2), holy
places (1), places (1), sacred part (1), sanctuaries (5), sanctuary (65). ...
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6944. qodesh -- apartness, sacredness
... holiness (9), Holy (6), holy (263), holies (6), holy ones (1), holy portion (3),
holy thing (2), holy things (12), most holy (25), most holy place (6), most ...
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6942. qadash -- to be set apart or consecrated
... make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally) -- appoint, bid,
consecrate, dedicate, defile, hallow, (be, keep) holy(-er, place), keep, prepare ...
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Library

The Holy Place.
... Book I. Chapter XXXVII."The Holy Place. "In addition to these things, he
also appointed a place in which alone it should be lawful ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xxxvii the holy place.htm

July the Twentieth Defiling the Holy Place
... JULY The Twentieth DEFILING THE HOLY PLACE. MARK xi.11-19. It was a teaching
of the old Rabbis that no one should make a thoroughfare ...
/.../my daily meditation for the circling year/july the twentieth defiling the.htm

How He Ordered the Erection of a Church at Jerusalem, in the Holy ...
... Book III. Chapter XXV."How he ordered the Erection of a Church at Jerusalem,
in the Holy Place of our Saviour's Resurrection. ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter xxv how he ordered the.htm

Of the Times of Christ's Birth and Passion, and of Jerusalem's ...
... For Daniel says, that "both the holy city and the holy place are exterminated together
with the coming Leader, and that the pinnacle is destroyed unto ruin." ...
/.../tertullian/an answer to the jews/chapter viii of the times of.htm

The Child Samuel.
... now looking at the leaping fires on the brass altar, now watching the clouds of
sweet smoke rolling out from behind the blue curtains of the holy place of the ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/the child samuel.htm

The Ascension of Messiah to Glory
... wrote, will I think, agree in considering this passage as referring to His ascension,
in the nature in which He suffered, into the true holy place in the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/messiah vol 2/sermon xxvi the ascension of.htm

Obedience: Its Place in Holy Scripture.
... I. Obedience: Its place In Holy Scripture. ... Such is the place obedience has in Holy
Scripture, in the mind of God, in the hearts of His servants. ...
/.../murray/the school of obedience/i obedience its place in.htm

A Little Sanctuary
... Wherever they are, I will be, as it were a holy place to them." In using the word
"little," the gracious God would seem to say, "I will condescend to them, and ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 34 1888/a little sanctuary.htm

High Priest
... offer of it a burnt-offering; to offer the sin-offering for the sins of a ruler
or any of the common people; to eat the sin-offering at the holy place; and the ...
/.../conversion of a high priest into a christian worker/chapter iv high priest.htm

The Destruction of Jerusalem
... as He did the Assyrians long ago. God is fled out of your holy place, and
stands on the side of those against whom you fight!'[1]. ...
/.../duff/the bible in its making/chapter ix the destruction of.htm

Subtopics

Holy

Holy Communion

Holy Ghost

Holy Ground

Holy Land was the Burial Place of the Patriarchs

Holy Land: A Sabbath of Rest Appointed For

Holy Land: A Type of the Rest That Remains for Saints

Holy Land: Abounded in Minerals

Holy Land: All Inheritances In, Inalienable

Holy Land: Allotment of, Specified

Holy Land: Called: Glorious Land

Holy Land: Called: Good Land

Holy Land: Called: Land of Canaan

Holy Land: Called: Land of Immanuel

Holy Land: Called: Land of Israel

Holy Land: Called: Land of Judah

Holy Land: Called: Land of Promise

Holy Land: Called: Land of the Hebrews

Holy Land: Called: Palestine

Holy Land: Called: Pleasant Land

Holy Land: Called: The Land

Holy Land: Called: The Lord's Land

Holy Land: Conquered by Joshua

Holy Land: Divided by Lot

Holy Land: Divided Into: Four Provinces by the Romans

Holy Land: Divided Into: Twelve Provinces by Solomon

Holy Land: Divided Into: Two Kingdoms in the Time of Rehoboam

Holy Land: Extensive Commerce of, in Solomon's Reign

Holy Land: Extent of As at First Divided

Holy Land: Extent of As Promised

Holy Land: Extent of Under Solomon

Holy Land: Extremely Fruitful

Holy Land: Numerous Population of, in Solomon's Reign

Holy Land: Obedience the Condition of Continuing In

Holy Land: Original Inhabitants of, Expelled for Wickedness

Holy Land: Promised to Abraham

Holy Land: Promised to Given by Covenant to Israel

Holy Land: Promised to Isaac

Holy Land: Promised to Jacob

Holy Land: Prosperity of, in Solomon's Reign

Holy Land: Twelve Men Sent to Spy

Holy of Holies

Holy of Holies was Called The: Holiest of All

Holy of Holies was Called The: Holy Place

Holy of Holies was Called The: Holy Sanctuary

Holy of Holies was Called The: Most Holy Place

Holy of Holies was Called The: Oracle

Holy of Holies was Called The: Sanctuary

Holy of Holies: A Type of Heaven

Holy of Holies: Contained: A Written Copy of the Divine Law

Holy of Holies: Contained: Aaron's Rod

Holy of Holies: Contained: Ark of Testimony

Holy of Holies: Contained: Cherubim

Holy of Holies: Contained: Golden Censer

Holy of Holies: Contained: Mercy-Seat

Holy of Holies: Contained: Pot of Manna

Holy of Holies: Divided from the Outward Tabernacle by a Vail

Holy of Holies: God Appeared In

Holy of Holies: Laid Open to View at Christ's Death

Holy of Holies: Saints Have Boldness to Enter the True

Holy of Holies: The High Priest: Alone to Enter, Once a Year

Holy of Holies: The High Priest: Entered, in Ordinary Priest's Dress

Holy of Holies: The High Priest: Entered, not Without Blood of Atonement

Holy of Holies: The High Priest: Made Atonement For

Holy of Holies: The High Priest: Not to Enter, at all Times

Holy of Holies: The High Priest: Offered Incense In

Holy of Holies: The Priests Allowed to Enter, and Prepare the Holy Things For

Holy One

Holy Place

Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost

Holy Spirit: Antediluvians

Holy Spirit: General Scriptures Concerning

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Azariah

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Balaam

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Bezaleel

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Daniel

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Elizabeth

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Ezekiel

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Gideon

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Jephthah

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Joseph

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Joshua

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of King David

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Othniel

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Samson

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Simeon

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of The Disciples

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of The Seventy Elders

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Zacharias

Holy Spirit: Inspiration of Zechariah

Holy Spirit: Israelites

Holy Spirit: People of Sodom

Holy Spirit: Samson

Holy Spirit: Saul

Holy Spirit: Sin Against

Holy Spirit: Withdrawn from Incorrigible Sinners

Holy Week

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He is Known by Saints

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Abides for Ever With Saints

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Communicates Joy to Saints

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Dwells With, and in Saints

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Edifies the Church

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Imparts Hope

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Imparts the Love of God

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Teaches Saints

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Testifies of Christ

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: Given by Christ

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: Given by the Father

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: Given: Through Christ's Intercession

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: Proceeds from the Father

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: Sent by Christ from the Father

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: Sent in the Name of Christ

the Comforter, Holy Spirit: The: The World Cannot Receive

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Appointing and Sending Ministers

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Author of the New Birth

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Called God

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Comforter of the Church

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Convincing of Sin, of Righteousness, and of Judgment

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Creator

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Directing where the Gospel should be Preached

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Dwelling in Saints

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Equal To, and One With the Father

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Eternal

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Inspiring Scripture

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Jehovah

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Jehovah of Hosts

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Jehovah, Most High

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Joined With the Father and the Son in the Baptismal

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Omnipotent

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Omnipresent

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Omniscient

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Raising Christ from the Dead

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Sanctifying the Church

The Holy Spirit: is God: As Sovereign Disposer of all Things

The Holy Spirit: is God: As the Source of Miraculous Power

The Holy Spirit: is God: As the Source of Wisdom

The Holy Spirit: is God: As the Spirit of Glory and of God

The Holy Spirit: is God: As the Witness

The Holy Spirit: is God: Being Invoked As Jehovah

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Appoints and Commissions Ministers

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Can be Grieved

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Can be Resisted

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Can be Tempted

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Can be Vexed

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Comforts

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Creates and Gives Life

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Directs Ministers where not to Preach

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Directs Ministers where to Preach

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Dwells With Saints

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Glorifies Christ

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Guides

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Has a Power of his Own

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Helps Our Infirmities

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Instructs Ministers What to Preach

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Reproves

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Sanctifies

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Searches all Things

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Spoke In, and By, the Prophets

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Strives With Sinners

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Teaches

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Testifies of Christ

the Personality of Holy Spirit: He Works According to his own Will

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Brings the Words of Christ to Remembrance

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Directs in the Way of Godliness

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Directs the Decisions of the Church

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Enables Ministers to Teach

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Guides Into all Truth

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Reveals the Future

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Reveals the Things of Christ

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Reveals the Things of God

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As Such He: Teaches Saints to Answer Persecutors

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: As the Spirit of Wisdom

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: Attend to the Instruction of

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: Given in Answer to Prayer

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: Given: To Saints

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: Necessity For

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: Promised

the Teacher, Holy Spirit: The: The Natural Man Will not Receive the Things of

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