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ἱλαστήριον

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἱλαστήριον, ου, τό
Greek transliteration: 
hilastērion
Simplified transliteration: 
hilasterion
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2435
GK Number: 
2663
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
2
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-2c
Gloss: 
atoning sacrifice; atonement cover, the place where sins are forgiven; traditionally propitiation or mercy seat
Definition: 
the cover of the ark of the covenant, the mercy-seat, the place of propitiation, Rom. 3:25; Heb. 9:5*

Greek-English Concordance for

Romans 3:25 whom God set forth as an atoning (hilastērion | ἱλαστήριον | acc sg neut) sacrifice by his blood, obtainable through faith. This was to demonstrate his righteousness, because God in his forbearance had passed over previous sins.
Hebrews 9:5 Above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the place of forgiveness (hilastērion | ἱλαστήριον | acc sg neut). Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.