Sanctuary

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(made holy). A holy or sanctified place (Psa. 20:22Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; (Psalm 20:2)). The secret part of the temple in which the ark of the covenant was kept, and which none but the high priest might enter, and he only once a year, on the day of solemn expiation (Lev. 4:66And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the Lord, before the vail of the sanctuary. (Leviticus 4:6)). Also applied to the furniture of the holy place (Num. 10:2121And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the other did set up the tabernacle against they came. (Numbers 10:21)); to the apartment where the altar of incense, table of shewbread and holy candlestick stood (2 Chron. 26:1818And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the Lord, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thine honor from the Lord God. (2 Chronicles 26:18)); to the whole tabernacle or temple (Josh. 24:2626And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the Lord. (Joshua 24:26); 2 Chron. 20:88And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying, (2 Chronicles 20:8)). “Sanctuary of strength,” because belonging to God (Dan. 11:3131And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. (Daniel 11:31)). Any place of public worship of God (Psa. 73:1717Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. (Psalm 73:17)). Heaven (Psa. 102:1919For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth; (Psalm 102:19)). Place of refuge (Isa. 8:1414And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. (Isaiah 8:14); Ezek. 11:1616Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come. (Ezekiel 11:16)). Land of Israel called God’s sanctuary (Ex. 15:1717Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established. (Exodus 15:17)). “Worldly sanctuary,” one of an earthly type (Heb. 9:11Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. (Hebrews 9:1)).