from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The place of mercy or forgiveness; the propitiatory; specifically, the covering of the ark of the covenant among the Jews.


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  • Moses at Mount Sinai; so also they cannot be applied to Him in His speaking to the high priests from the mercy-seat.


  • Divine Presence shook the mercy-seat between the cherubim, and which derive their splendour from no earthly prince, but from the awful Voice, which bade their fathers be nearest of the congregation to the Vision —


  • Pressing her fingers to her eyeballs till the starry blindness was effected that induces ecstasy, she prostrated herself before the mercy-seat, not omitting, at this crisis, to conciliate the

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • The mercy-seat [3161] also does in like manner not at all harmonize with their expositions.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • The seventh, for him who offered gold for the mercy-seat.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Connected to the ends of the mercy-seat were the cherubims of glory, two golden angels facing each other with upspread wings that covered the mercy-seat (Exodus 25: 18-20).

    Our Man In Heaven: An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews

  • There was nothing in it but the two tables of stone written with the finger of God; -- before it was Aaron's rod that budded, with a pot full of manna; -- over it was the propitiatory, or mercy-seat, being a plate of gold as long and as broad as the ark, covering it, being shadowed with the cherubims of glory.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • "Upon the glory shall be a defence," is as much as, Unto you the mercy-seat shall be on the ark; or, You shall have the mercy represented and intimated thereby.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • The ark being supported to such a height, the mercy-seat placed upon that, and the cherubims shading it as arms, had the direct appearance of a throne.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • The word which we have rendered "a defence," properly signifies "a covering;" as was the mercy-seat, the covering of the ark.

    The Sermons of John Owen


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