corner graphic   Hi,    
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to

Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Mercy-Seat, the

Resource Toolbox

mûr´si - sēt ( כּפּרת , kappōreth ; New Testament ίλαστήριον , hilastḗrion , Hebrews 9:5 ): The name for the lid or covering of the ark of the covenant (Exodus 25:17 , etc.). The Old Testament term means "covering," then, like the New Testament word, "propitiatory" (compare kippēr , "to cover guilt," "to make atonement"). The ark contained the two tables of stone which witnessed against the sin of the people. The blood of sacrifice, sprinkled on the mercy-seat on the great day of atonement, intercepted, as it were, this condemning testimony, and effected reconciliation between God and His people. See ATONEMENT ; ATONEMENT , DAY OF ; PROPITIATION ; ARK OF THE COVENANT . In Romans 3:25 , Jesus is said to be set forth as "a propitiation (literally, "propitiatory"), through faith, in his blood," thus fulfilling the idea of the mercy-seat (compare Hebrews 9:5 , Hebrews 9:7 , Hebrews 9:11 , Hebrews 9:12 , etc.).

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain and were generously provided by the folks at WordSearch Software.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Mercy-Seat, the'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, December 15th, 2019
the Third Week of Advent
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

Prev Entry
Mercury; Mercurius
Next Entry
Mercy; Merciful
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology