Your word is a lamp
for my feet and a light
for my path.
Psalms 119:105

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In the English translation this is frequently, though improperly, called the "holy place," and in such instances the word place will be found in italics, indicating that it has been supplied by the translators, as, for instance, in `Exod. 26:33`. This error is quite confusing, as the "Court" was properly called the "holy place." When place is not in italics, the "Court" is always meant. See `Lev. 14:13 and 6:26,27`. In some instances the "Holy" is termed the "Tabernacle of the congregation."


The word spiritual in this text is omitted by the oldest Greek MS, the Sinaitic, with evident propriety. Not spiritual but human rights, privileges, life, etc., are sacrificed.


`Exodus 30:30` refers to the anointing of Aaron and his sons. The thought is that each of Aaron's sons who succeeded to the High Priest's office was to be anointed in his turn, as Aaron himself was anointed at the beginning.


See Scripture Studies, Vol. I, Chap. X, and Vol. II, p. 126.


As we come more clearly to realize the high attainment of character required of all who will ever be accorded everlasting life on any plane, and how very few seem to make any serious profession of or attempt at perfect love as a governing principle in their lives, we are led to wonder if the two sons of Aaron who were destroyed by the Lord were not intended to typify the large proportion of consecrated and spirit-begotten ones who have failed to reach the high standard of heart necessary, and who will consequently not be worthy of any life, but will, on the contrary, sink into oblivion--the Second Death.


Scripture Studies, Vol. I, Chap. V.


Scripture Studies, Vol I, p.185.


By some means the translators of the Common Version Bible mistranslated hilasterion "propitiation." The word hilasmos, signifying satisfaction, is properly translated "propitiation" in `1 John 2:2 and 4:10`.