The Ark of the Covenent

The High Priest was allowed to enter the Most Holy Place only once a year on the day of Atonement. On that day he was to officiate for all of the Israelites. It was a day for cleansing the sin that had been symbolically recored in the sanctuary. The sin would be symbolically transfered to a scape goat and the goat was led out into the wilderness and left there. (Leviticus 16)

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