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Sanctuary

Bibliography N. H. Snaith, The Distinctive Ideas of the [[Old Testament]] (1944), 24-32; R. de Vaux, Israel, Its Life and Institutions (1961), 274-311. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) sank’-tu-a-ri, sank’-tu-a-ri (miqdash, miqqedhash, qodhesh, "holy place"; hagion): 1. Nature of Article 2. The Graf-Wellhausen Hypothesis The Three Stages 3. Difficulties of the Theory (1) Slaughter Not Necessarily Sacrificial (2) Sacrifice and Theophany (3) Alleged Plurality of Sanctuaries (4) The Altar of God’s House (5) Local Altars in Deuteronomy 4. The Alternative View (1) Lay Sacrifice (2) Three Pilgrimage Festivals 5. The Elephantine Papyri The Elephantine Temple LITERATURE 1. Nature of Article: The present article is designed to supplement the articles on ALTAR; HIGH PLACE; PENTATEUCH; TABERNACLE; TEMPLE, by giving an outline of certain rival views of the course of law and history as regards the place of worship. The subject has a special importance becaus