See also Cover
COVER, COVERING. The term is used of clothing (
The Heb. כָּפַר֒, H4105, with the root meaning “to cover” is tr. “atonement.” It is basic in the observance of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The blood sprinkled on the Mercy Seat in the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle (or, later, Temple), symbolized the covering of sin, so that the holy God of Israel could not look on the sins of His people. In this sense, sins were atoned—hidden from the eyes of God.