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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #03727 - כַּפֹּרֶת
1) mercy-seat, place of atonement
1a) the golden plate of propitiation on which the High Priest sprinkled the seat 7 times on the Day of Atonement symbolically reconciling Jehovah and His chosen people
1a1) the slab of gold on top of the ark of the covenant which measured 2.5 by 1.5 cubits; on it and part of it were the two golden cherubim facing each other whose outstretched wings came together above and constituted the throne of God
V) rpk (כפר KPR) - Cover: KJV (102): (vf: Paal, Hitpael, Pual, Piel) atonement, purge, reconcile, forgive, purge, pacify, mercy, cleanse, disannul, appease, put, pardon, pitch - Strongs: H3722 (כָּפַר)
bm) ripk (כפיר KPYR) - I. Village:A village is a community outside of the city walls and covered with protection from the city. II. Young lion:[Unknown connection to root;] KJV (32): lion, village, young - Strongs: H3715 (כְּפִיר)
gm) rpfk (כופר KWPR) - I. Covering:A covering such as pitch or a monetary covering such as a bribe or ransom. II. Village:A village is a community outside of the city walls and covered with protection from the city. KJV (19): ransom, satisfaction, bribe, camphire, pitch, village - Strongs: H3723 (כָּפָר), H3724 (כֹּפֶר)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
כַּפֹּרֶת fem. a covering, from the root כָּפַר No. 1, only used of the cover of the ark of the covenant, Exodus 25:17, seq.; 30:6 31:7 בֵּית הַכַּפֹּרֶת the inmost recess of the temple, where the ark of the covenant was placed, 1 Chronicles 28:11 LXX. ἱλαστήριον (Vulg. propitiatorium; Luther, Gnadenftuhl) [English mercy-seat], as though it were from the signification of propitiation; see כִּפֶּר No. 2,. [Of course this is the true meaning and derivation; the mercy-seat was the place on which the blood of atonement was sprinkled before God.]
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