Loading…
Holy of Holies
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Holy of Holies
Holy of Holies (קֹדֶשׁ הַקֳּדָשִׁים‎, qodesh haqqodashim). The innermost room of the tabernacle and temple.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Most Holy Place
Most Holy Place. Inner room of the tabernacle and temple in which the ark of the covenant was kept.See Tabernacle, Temple.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Most Holy Place
Most Holy Place [Heb qōḏeš haqqoḏāšîm (Ex. 26:33); NEB HOLY OF HOLIES; [deḇîr] (1 K. 6:16); AV ORACLE; RSV INNER SANCTUARY; NEB INNER SHRINE; [Gk hágia hagíōn] (He. 9:3); AV HOLIEST OF ALL; RSV HOLY OF HOLIES. The innermost compartment of the several biblical sanctuaries. See Holy Place;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Holy of Holies
HOLY OF HOLIES* Inner room of the tabernacle and temple in which the ark of the covenant was kept. See Tabernacle; Temple.
Most Holy Place
MOST HOLY PLACE Inner room of the tabernacle and temple in which the ark of the covenant was kept. See Tabernacle; Temple.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Holy of Holies
Holy of HoliesThe innermost and most sacred precinct of the Israelite sanctuary (Heb. 9:3; Gk. hágia hagɩ́ōn).See Most Holy Place.
Most Holy Place (Place)
Most Holy PlaceThe innermost compartment of the tabernacle and subsequent temple, perhaps reflecting the conception of holiness as fundamentally a matter of separation from that which is common or profane. The designation (Heb. qōḏeš haqqŏḏāšɩ̂m) utilizes a common Hebrew idiom for forming the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Holy of Holies
Holy of Holies (Gk. hágia hagíōn).* The innermost and most sacred precinct of the Israelite sanctuary (Heb. 9:3, RSV; KJV “holiest of all”). See Most Holy Place.
Most Holy Place
Most Holy Place (Heb. qōḏeš haqqoḏašîm “holy of holies”; Gk. hágia hagíōn). The innermost sanctuary of both the tabernacle and the Jerusalem temple. The most holy place was not to be entered except by the high priest, himself permitted to enter only on the Day of Atonement and only with
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Holy of Holies
HOLY OF HOLIES The inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle or Temple. (See Ark of the covenant; Tabernacle; Temple.)
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Holy of holies
Holy of holiesthe second or interior portion of the tabernacle. It was left in total darkness. No one was permitted to enter it except the high priest, and that only once a year. It contained the ark of the covenant only (Ex. 25:10–16). It was in the form of a perfect cube of 20 cubits. (See TABERNACLE.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HOLY OF HOLIES
HOLY OF HOLIES<ho’-liz> ([קֹדֶשׁ הַקֳּדָשִׁים‎, qodhesh ha-qodhashim], Ex 26:33, [דְּבִר‎, debhir], 1 Ki 6:16, etc.; in the New Testament, [ἅγια ἁγίων, hagia hagion], Heb 9:3): The name given to the innermost shrine, or adytum of the sanctuary of Yahweh.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Holy of Holies
Holy of Holies (The). The innermost apartment of the Jewish temple, in which the ark of the covenant was kept, and into which only the High Priest was allowed to enter, and that but once a year—the day of atonement.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Holy of Holies
HOLY OF HOLIES Innermost sanctuary of the temple. Separated from the other parts of the temple by a thick curtain, the holy of holies was specially associated with the presence of Yahweh. In the early years of the existence of the temple the holy of holies contained the ark of the covenant. See Temple.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Most Holy
most holy. This expression renders the Hebrew phrase qōdeš qādāšîm (lit., “holy of holy things”) and is applied to various accouterments of the tabernacle, such as the altar (Exod. 29:37), and to the various offerings (Lev. 6:17, 25; 7:1; et al.). Once it is used with reference to the coming Messiah
Key passages
Ex 26:31–34

“And you will make a curtain of blue and purple and crimson yarns and finely twisted linen, the work of a skilled craftsman; he will make it with cherubim. And you will put it on four acacia pillars overlaid with gold with their gold hooks on four silver bases. And you will put the curtain …

1 Ki 6:16

He built twenty cubits from the rear of the house with boards of cedar from the floor up to the ceiling, and he built for it an inner sanctuary on the inside, as the most holy place.

Eze 41:4

And he measured its length as twenty cubits and its width as twenty cubits to the front of the temple, and he said to me, “This is the most holy place.

Heb 9:2–4

For a tent was prepared, the first one, in which were the lampstand and the table and the presentation of the loaves, which is called the holy place. And after the second curtain was a tent called the holy of holies, containing the golden incense altar and the ark of the covenant covered on all …