mercy seat


Definition of mercy seat

: the throne of God regarded as a place of divine access, communion, or propitiation

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History and Etymology for mercy seat

from mercy seat, gold covering over the ark of the covenant in the Bible (Exodus 25:17); translation of German gnadenstuhl, translation of Hebrew kappōreth

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“Mercy seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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