Holy of Holies

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Designation of the innermost chamber of the Jerusalem Temple's interior space where the Ark of the Covenant was kept, and where the invisible presence and glory of Yahweh was located behind a veil which was penetrated only on the Day of Atonement by the High Priest (as mentioned in Heb. 9: 3–7; and cf. Exod. 26: 33–4).

Subjects: Biblical Studies.

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