But the notion of communication between the spiritual God and His people still took the form of a tryst or meeting (מוֹעֵדE.V. wrongly, congregation, Exod. xxvii. 21, &c.), under conditions of time and place divinely appointed (Exod. xx. 23, 24), and the idea of purely spiritual approach to God without any local and symbolical point of rapport between heaven and earth was reserved for the New Testament.
(conventionally) the place of meeting; a place of solemn assembly