the holy of holies

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: the most holy part of a Jewish temple

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“The holy of holies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20holy%20of%20holies. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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