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mercy-seat by Thompson, A. C.

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Published by Gould and Lincoln, Sheldon and company; [etc., etc.] in Boston, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Prayer.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesThoughts on prayer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBV210 .T4 1864
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 13-345 p.
Number of Pages345
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23639732M
LC Control Number39003008

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Bruce Smith's new collection of poems presents a formidable vision of growing up "white male North American" in the fifties and sixties. With poems whose subjects range from football to politics to jazz, Mercy Seat is a book by a native son who has survived the brokenness of his country to sing a paradoxical new song for a new age/5. The mercy seat was a top for the ark, but it was a separate piece of furniture. It was made of pure gold, two and one-half by one and onehalf cubits. On top of the mercy seat and coming out of it were two cherubim of gold. The mercy seat was highly ornamented, and was . The Mercy Seat also appears in later Jewish sources, and even twice in the New Testament, but in the New Testament, the Mercy Seat’s meaning is brought to clarity and its meaning has great significance. “You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide. You shall make two cherubim of gold, make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat.

The Mercy Seat on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(25). The Mercy Seat was the golden lid placed on top of the Ark of the Covenant, in the Holy of Holies (Exodus ), and behind the veil (Exodus ), where the presence of the Lord was manifested (Lev. ).It was into the Holy of Holies that the High Priest would once a year enter and sprinkle blood on the Mercy Seat (Leviticus ), thereby appeasing the wrath of God for that year. His other books of poetry include The Volcano, Insomniac Liar of Topo, Ordinary Mornings of a Coliseum, and The Mercy Seat: Collected & New Poems, –, all from Copper Canyon Press. His poems have appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Narrative, Blackbird, Lake .   The mercy seat of the Old Testament, and the blood sprinkled upon it by the high priest, prefigured Christ to come. Christ did come, and Christ did make the sacrifice, and Christ was raised from the dead. Make no mistake about it, these are historical realities. The tabernacle was real.