hilasterion <2435>

ilasthrion hilasterion

Pronunciation:hil-as-tay'-ree-on
Origin:from a derivative of 2433
Reference:TDNT - 3:318,362
PrtSpch:n n
In Greek:ilasthrion 2
In NET:mercy seat 2
In AV:propitiation 1, mercyseat 1
Count:2
Definition:1) relating to an appeasing or expiating, having placating or
expiating force, expiatory; a means of appeasing or expiating,
a propitiation
1a) used of the cover of the ark of the covenant in the Holy
of Holies, which was sprinkled with the blood of the
expiatory victim on the annual day of atonement (this rite
signifying that the life of the people, the loss of which
they had merited by their sins, was offered to God in the
blood as the life of the victim, and that God by this
ceremony was appeased and their sins expiated); hence the
lid of expiation, the propitiatory
1b) an expiatory sacrifice
1c) a expiatory victim
neuter of a derivative of 2433; an expiatory (place or thing), i.e.
(concretely) an atoning victim, or (specially) the lid of the Ark (in
the Temple):-mercyseat, propitiation.
see GREEK for 2433

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