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  1. mercy seatnoun

    the throne of God

  2. mercy seatnoun

    the golden covering of the ark of the covenant


  1. mercy seatnoun

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

    Etymology: From mercy + seat, after Gnadenstuhl, translating כפורת (= Hellenistic Greek ἱλαστήριον (Septuagint)/Latin propitiatorium (Vulgate)).


  1. Mercy seat

    According to the Bible, the cover or mercy seat was an object which rested upon the Ark of the Covenant, and was connected with the rituals of the Day of Atonement; the term also appears in later Jewish sources, and twice in the New Testament, from where it has significance in Christian theology. The English phrase mercy seat is not a literal translation of the Hebrew term kapporeth, which appears in its place in the Masoretic text, nor of the Greek term hilasterion, which takes the same place in the Septuagint, but instead is the translation by William Tyndale influenced by the German term Gnadenstuhl, from the same narrative position in the Luther Bible; Gnadenstuhl literally means seat of grace, in the sense of location of grace.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mercy seat in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mercy seat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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