mercy seat

mercy seat

noun
1.
Bible.
a.
the gold covering on the ark of the covenant, regarded as the resting place of God. Ex. 25:17–22.
b.
the throne of God.
2.
South Midland and Southern U.S. mourner's bench.

Origin:
1520–30

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mercy seat
 
n
1.  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.  Christianity the throne of God

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