Sanctuarye – Architectural Elements Of Churches

Sanctuary The sanctuary (Arabic, haykal) is the area around the altar. The term derives from the Hebrew hekal, the main hall in the Temple in Jerusalem, which lay in front of the inaccessible Holy of Holies. The Arabic term is first used in the HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS by Sawirus Ibn al-Muqaffa‘. Older synonyms are …

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