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Day of Atonement
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Day of Atonement
Day of Atonement (יוֹם כִּפֻּרִים‎, yom kippurim). A day on which Israel fasted, cleansed the sanctuary of impurity, and dealt with their sin through blood rituals and sending a goat into the wilderness. Took place on the 10th day of the seventh month.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Day of Atonement
DAY OF ATONEMENT. A day of fasting, self-denial, and rest on the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishri) on which the sanctuary is cleansed of impurities and the Israelites’ sins are sent away on the scapegoat.A. The Rite in Leviticus 161. Purification of the Sanctuary and Sanctums2. The Scapegoat
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Atonement, Day of
Atonement, Day of. Yom Kippur, the most important day in the religious calendar of Israel, falling on the tenth day of Tishri (the Hebrew month corresponding to mid-September through mid-October). On that day the high priest entered the Holy of Holies of the tabernacle (or temple) to atone for the sins
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur. One of the feast days of Israel involving atonement for the sins of the nation (Lv 23:26–32).See Feasts and Festivals of Israel.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Atonement, Day of
Atonement, Day of [Heb. yôm hakkippurîm—lit ‘day of the covering over,’ i.e., ‘day of appeasement’]. The fourth of the five annual feasts of preexilic Israel.The name yôm hakkippurîm (more familiarly Yom Kippur) is derived from the Heb. noun kôp̱er, “ransom” or “hush money” (Ex. 30:12; 1 S. 12:3;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Atonement, Day of
ATONEMENT, DAY OF Yom Kippur, the most important day in the religious calendar of Israel, falling on the 10th day of Tishri (the Hebrew month corresponding to mid-September through mid-October). On that day the high priest entered the Holy of Holies of the tabernacle (or temple) to atone for the sins
Yom Kippur
YOM KIPPUR* One of the feast days of Israel involving atonement for the sins of the nation (Lv 23:26–32). See Feasts and Festivals of Israel.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Atonement, Day Of
Atonement, Day of (Heb. yom kippur), a festival observed in Israel ten days after the fall new year (Lev. 16:29; 23:27) to purify the sanctuary and altar and atone for the sins and impurities of the high priest and Israel for the past year (16:1–34; 23:26–32; Num. 29:7–11). The high priest sacrificed
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Atonement, Day of
ATONEMENT, DAY OF (Heb. yôm hakkippurîm). On the 10th day of the 7th month (Tishri, September/October), Israel observed its most solemn holy day. All work was forbidden and a strict fast was enjoined on all of the people.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Atonement, Day of
Atonement, Day ofThe day (Heb. yôm kippur) marking the sober climax in a 10-day cycle at the beginning of the Jewish new year (Heb. rōʾš haššānâ). It is a day of introspection, self-evaluation, and prayer rooted deeply in Israel’s imagination and history.Already in Scripture, this day represented
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur (Heb. yôm kippûr)The holiest of Jewish holy days from the biblical period on.See Atonement, Day of.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Atonement, Day of
Atonement, Day of [yôm hakkippurîm “day of the covering over (or propitiation)”]. The most important annual Israelite (and Jewish) fast, held on the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishri; Lev. 23:27; 25:9).From Lev. 16 it appears that even the high priest could not enter the holy of holies at all
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur [yŏm kĭpˊər, yōm kĭ pŏorˊ]. The holiest of Jewish holy days from the biblical period on. See Atonement, Day of.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Atonement, Day Of
ATONEMENT, DAY OF One of the most solemn holy days of the Jewish year, observed on the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishri, September–October), five days before the Feast of Tabernacles. On this day in ancient Israel, all work was forbidden for all people (including aliens), and a fast was required
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Atonement, Day of
Atonement, Day of. The annual Jewish fast day (יוֹם הַכִּפֻּרִים‎, ἡμέρα ἐξιλασμοῦ) which falls on the 10th day of the 7th month (Tishri), i.e. roughly in Oct. It is commonly called ‘Yom Kippur’. Its observance is regulated by Lev. 16:23, 27–32, and Num. 29:7–11, all prob. dating from the period of
Expiation, Day of
Expiation, Day of. An alternative name for the Jewish feast usually known as the Day of *Atonement (Tisri 10).
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur (יוֹם כִּפּוּר). The Hebrew name of the Day of *Atonement (q.v.).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Atonement the day of
Atonement, The day of. I. The great day of national humiliation, and the only one commanded in the Mosaic law. [Fasts.] The mode of its observance is described in Lev. 16, and the conduct of the people is emphatically enjoined in Lev. 23:26–32.II. Time.—It was kept on the tenth day of Tisri, that is,
Key passages
Le 16:1–34

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses after the death of Aaron’s two sons, when they had come near before Yahweh and they died. And Yahweh said to Moses, “Tell your brother Aaron that he should not enter at any time into the sanctuary behind the curtain in front of the atonement …