The Most Holy Place also known as the Holiest of Holies is a location within the inner tabernacle of Moses. In the Bible it is referred to as the holiest of all (Hebrews 9:3), the most holy (Exodus 26:33), and the most holy place (Exodus 26:34).

It was a place where the high priest would go in, once a year, on the Day of Atonement, to sprinkle the blood of an animal upon the Ark of the Covenant and the mercy seat which sat on top of the ark. The animal was sacrificed on the Brazen Altar and the blood was carried into the most holy place. The golden censors were also found in the most holy place.

It is said to be the place where the presence of God dwelt. In the wilderness, on the day that the tabernacle was first raised up, the cloud of the Lord covered the tabernacle. There are other times that this was recorded, and instructions were given that the Lord would appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat, and at that time the priests should not enter into the tabernacle (Leviticus 16:2).

The Outer Court

Brazen Altar | Brazen Laver

The holy place

Golden Candlestick
     Golden Altar
Table of Shewbread
The most holy place: where the Ark of the Covenant was placed.

The Tabernacle in the Wilderness