mercy seat


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mercy seat

n.
1. The golden covering of the Ark of the Covenant, regarded as the resting place of God.
2. The throne of God.

mercy seat

n
1. (Bible) Old Testament the gold platform covering the Ark of the Covenant and regarded as the throne of God where he accepted sacrifices and gave commandments (Exodus 25:17, 22)
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the throne of God
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mercy seat - the throne of Godmercy seat - the throne of God      
throne - the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.; "the king sat on his throne"
2.mercy seat - the golden covering of the ark of the covenant
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
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