Specifically a box or container in which sacred objects are placed. The Ark of the Covenant was a shrine, since it contained the tablets of the testimony (Exod 25:16
). The most holy place of the tabernacle or Temple, in which the Ark was housed, could also be termed a shrine (Exod 26:33
; 1Kgs 6:19
; 1Kgs 8:6
). Similarly, non-Hebrew cult places that housed idols or other sacred objects (2Kgs 23:4-20
) or at which worship was performed were called shrines.
16You shall put into the ark the covenant! that I shall give you.
33You shall hang the curtain under the clasps, and bring the ark of the covenant! in there, within the curtain; and the curtain shall separate for you the holy ... View more
19The inner sanctuary he prepared in the innermost part of the house, to set there the ark of the covenant of the Lord.
6Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place, in the inner sanctuary of the house, in the most holy place, underneath the wings of ... View more
4The king commanded the high priest Hilkiah, the priests of the second order, and the guardians of the threshold, to bring out of the temple of the Lord all the ... View more