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Meaning of HOLY OF HOLIES

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the Temple of Jerusalem where the Ark of the Covenant was kept
  2. [n]  (figurative) something regarded as sacred or inviolable; "every politician fears to touch that holy of holies, the Social Security System"
 
 Synonyms: sanctum sanctorum
 
 See Also: sacredness, sanctuary, Tabernacle

 

 

Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

the 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.)

 
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