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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
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 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Mercy-Seat'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/m/mercy-seat.html. 1859.