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  1. holy of holiesnoun

    (figurative) something regarded as sacred or inviolable

    "every politician fears to touch that holy of holies, the Social Security System"

  2. holy of holies, sanctum sanctorumnoun

    (Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept


  1. Holy of Holiesnoun

    The most sacred place within a sacred building.

  2. Holy of Holiesnoun

    One's private retreat or sanctum.


  1. holy of holies

    "Holy of Holies" refers to the innermost and most sacred area of ancient Jewish temples, specifically the Tabernacle or the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. Only the High Priest could enter this sacred place once a year on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) to offer a sacrificial blood offering to God. Symbolically, the "Holy of Holies" is used in various contexts to refer to a most sacred or highly respected place or situation.


  1. Holy of Holies

    The Holy of Holies is a term in the Hebrew Bible which refers to the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle and later the Temple in Jerusalem where the Ark of the Covenant was kept during the First Temple, which could be entered only by the High Priest on Yom Kippur. The Ark of the Covenant is said to have contained the Ten Commandments, which were given by God to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of holy of holies in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of holy of holies in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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