Scripture tells us: There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.
“We thought no one could come here because it was a holy place,” Ruhinguka says.
This was a holy place, and he hoped that there Solomon might have mercy on him.
He entered the holy place with trembling, for his heart misgave him.
There is a river, the stream whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
Then the holy place was still holier, because still nearer God.
Once, they had taken a walk together down Cheapside, which from that moment became a holy place.
If what I have to say to you is said in that holy place, you will feel that I am speaking the truth.
Nay, henceforth this holy place must be a shambles for the kine.
"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place," &c. 15v.
one of the two portions into which the tabernacle was divided (Ex. 26:31; 37:17-25; Heb. 9:2). It was 20 cubits long and 10 in height and breadth. It was illuminated by the golden candlestick, as it had no opening to admit the light. It contained the table of showbread (Ex. 25:23-29) and the golden altar of incense (30:1-11). It was divided from the holy of holies by a veil of the most costly materials and the brightest colours. The arrangement of the temple (q.v.) was the same in this respect. In it the walls of hewn stone were wainscotted with cedar and overlaid with gold, and adorned with beautiful carvings. It was entered from the porch by folding doors overlaid with gold and richly embossed. Outside the holy place stood the great tank or "sea" of molten brass, supported by twelve oxen, three turned each way, capable of containing two thousand baths of water. Besides this there were ten lavers and the brazen altar of burnt sacrifice.