Veil of the Temple

This was a single veil, which, like that of the Sinaitic Tabernacle, was placed before the entrance of the Holy of Holies. Its colors were symbolic, and these are explained under each color represented. Its chief purpose was to remind the Israelites that only the High Priest, and he only once each year and after having made atonement for his own sins and those of the nation, could enter the Holy of Holies. In the atonement made in Christ's death, the veil of the Temple was removed, and access for all believers to God is provided.

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