Mercy-seat meaning

The golden covering of the Ark of the Covenant, regarded as the resting place of God.
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The throne of God.
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The gold covering on the ark of the covenant regarded as the resting place of God: Ex. 25:17
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(Christianity) The lid of the Ark of the Covenant, on which God is said to have been enthroned; taken to represent the throne in heaven.
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Origin of mercy-seat

  • From mercy + seat, after German Gnadenstuhl, translating Hebrew כַּפֹּרֶת (kappóreth) (= Hellenistic Greek ἱλαστήριον (á¼±lastírion) (Septuagint)/Latin propitiatorium (Vulgate)).
    From Wiktionary