mercy seat

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From mercy + seat, after German Gnadenstuhl, translating Hebrew כַּפֹּרֶת(kappóreth) (= Hellenistic Greek ἱλαστήριον (ἱlastírion) (Septuagint)/Latin propitiatorium (Vulgate)).

Noun[edit]

mercy seat (plural mercy seats)

  1. (Judaism, Christianity) The lid of the Ark of the Covenant, on which God is said to have been enthroned; taken to represent the throne in heaven.

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