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Holy of Holies


1. Divided from the outward tabernacle by a vail. Ex 26:31-33.

2. Was called the

a. Sanctuary. Le 4:6; Ps 20:2.

b. Holy sanctuary. Le 16:33.

c. Holy place. Ex 28:29; Le 16:2,3.

d. Most holy place. Ex 26:31-33.

e. Holiest of all. Heb 9:3.

f. Oracle. 1Ki 6:5,16,20.

3. Contained

a. Ark of testimony. Ex 26:33; 40:3,21.

b. Mercy-seat. Ex 26:34.

c. Cherubim. Ex 25:18-22; 1Ki 6:23-28.

d. Golden censer. Heb 9:4.

e. Pot of manna. Ex 16:33; Heb 9:4.

f. Aaron’s rod. Nu 17:10; Heb 9:4.

g. A written copy of the divine law. De 31:26; 2Ki 22:8.

4. God appeared in. Ex 25:22; Le 16:2.

5. The high priest

a. Not to enter, at all times. Le 16:2.

b. Alone to enter, once a year. Heb 9:7.

c. Entered, in ordinary priest’s dress. Le 16:4.

d. Entered, not without blood of atonement. Le 16:14,15; Heb 9:7.

e. Offered incense in. Le 16:12.

f. Made atonement for. Le 16:15,16,20,33.

6. The priests allowed to enter, and prepare the holy things for removal. Nu 4:5.

7. Laid open to view at Christ’s death. Mt 27:51.

8. A type of heaven. Ps 102:19; Heb 9:12,13,24.

9. Saints have boldness to enter the true. Heb 10:19.