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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Sanctuary

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Denotes, (1) the Holy Land (Exodus 15:17 ; Compare Psalm 114:2 ); (2) the temple (1 Chronicles 22:19 ; 2 Chronicles 29:21 ); (3) the tabernacle (Exodus 25:8 ; Leviticus 12:4 ; 21:12 ); (4) the holy place, the place of the Presence (Gr. hieron, the temple-house; not the Naos , Which is the temple area, with its courts and porches), Leviticus 4:6 ; Ephesians 2:21 , RSV, marg.; (5) God's holy habitation in heaven (Psalm 102:19 ). In the final state there is properly "no sanctuary" (Revelation 21:22 ), for God and the Lamb "are the sanctuary" (RSV, "temple"). All is there hallowed by the Divine Presence; all is sancturary.


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Sanctuary'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/s/sanctuary.html. 1897.

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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