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Holy of Holies

The Holy of Holies is a term in the Hebrew Bible which refers to the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle where God's presence appeared. According to Hebrew Tradition, the area was defined by four pillars which held up the veil of the covering, under which the Ark of the Covenant was held above the floor; the Ark according to Hebrew Scripture contained the Ten Commandments, which were given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai. King Solomon built the Temple in Jerusalem; the Crusaders associated it with the Well of Souls, located under the Foundation Stone of the Dome of the Rock. The construction "Holy of Holies" is a literal translation of a Hebrew idiom, intended to express a superlative. Examples of similar constructions are "servant of servants", "Sabbath of sabbaths", "God of gods", "Vanity of vanities", "Song of songs", "king of kings", etc. In the Authorized King James Version, "Holy of Holies" is always translated as "Most Holy Place"; this is in keeping with the intention of the Hebrew idiom to express the utmost degree of holiness.

The King James Version of the Bible has been in existence for over four hundred years. For most of that time, it was a primary reference in much of the English speaking world for information about Judaism. Thus, the name "Most Holy Place" was used to refer to the "Holy of Holies" in many English documents. A related term is the debir transliterated in the Septuagint (the Greek translation as dabir, which either means the back part of the Sanctuary, or derives from the verb stem D-V-R, "to speak", justifying the translation in the Latin Vulgate as oraculum, from which the traditional English translation "oracle" derives. According to the Hebrew Bible, in order that God may dwell among the Israelites, God gave Moses instructions for erecting a sanctuary; the directions provide for: A wooden ark, gilded inside and outside, for the Tablets of the Covenant, with a pure gold cover as the "mercy seat" for the Divine Presence. According to the Bible, the Holy of Holies was covered by a veil, no one was allowed to enter except the High Priest, he would only enter once a year on Yom Kippur, to offer the blood of sacrifice and incense.

The Bible reports that 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, instructions were given that the Lord would appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat, at that time the priests should not enter into the tabernacle. According to the Hebrew Bible, the Holy of Holies contained the Ark of the Covenant with representation of Cherubim. Upon completion of the dedication of the Tabernacle, the Voice of God spoke to Moses "from between the Cherubim"; the Holy of Holies, the most sacred site in Judaism, is the inner sanctuary within the Tabernacle and Temple in Jerusalem when Solomon's Temple and the Second Temple were standing. A brocade curtain, made with cherubim motifs woven directly into the fabric from the loom, divided the Holy of Holies from the lesser Holy place; the Holy of Holies was located in the westernmost end of the Temple building, being a perfect cube: 20 cubits by 20 cubits by 20 cubits.

The inside was in total darkness and contained the Ark of the Covenant, gilded inside and out, in, placed the Tablets of the Covenant. According to both Jewish and Christian tradition, Aaron's rod and a pot of manna were in the ark; the Ark was covered with a lid made of pure gold, known as the "mercy seat", covered by the beaten gold cherubim wings, creating the space for the Divine Presence. When the Temple was rebuilt after the Babylonian captivity, the Ark was no longer present in the Holy of Holies. In Jewish tradition, two curtains separated the Holy of Holies from the lesser Holy place during the period of the Second Temple; these curtains were woven with motifs directly from the loom, rather than embroidered, each curtain had the thickness of a handbreadth. Josephus records that Pompey profaned the Temple by insisting on entering the Holy of Holies in 63 BCE; when Titus captured the city during the Great Revolt, Roman soldiers took down the curtain and used it to wrap therein golden vessels retrieved from the Temple.

The Holy of Holies was entered once a year by the High Priest on the Day of Atonement, to sprinkle the blood of sacrificial animals and offer incense upon the Ark of the Covenant and the mercy seat which sat on top of the ark in the First Temple. The animal was

Nevada's 2nd congressional district

Nevada's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district that includes the northern third of the state. It includes most of Lyon County, all of Churchill, Elko, Humboldt, Pershing and Washoe counties, as well as the state capital, Carson City; the largest city in the district is the state's third largest city. Although the district appears rural, its politics are dominated by Carson City; as of 2017, over 460,000 people reside in Washoe County alone, totaling about two-thirds of the district's population. The district was created after the 1980 Census, when Nevada was split into districts for the first time. From until 2013, it occupied all of the state outside of Clark County. From 1993 to 2013, it included the far northern portion of Clark County; until 2013, it was the third-largest congressional district by land area that did not cover an entire state. Though it lost much of its southern portion to the new 4th District after the 2010 census, it is still the fifth-largest district in the nation that does not cover an entire state.

Population estimates indicate. As of 2015 the district is underpopulated by 15,000. A possible second district based on the 2017 population estimates would cover all of the state outside Clark and Nye counties, but 248 residents. Population projections indicates that after the 2020 census the district can encompass all of the state outside Clark and Nye; the 2nd has had a heavy Republican lean. It has been represented by only four people since all Republicans. Democrats have only made four serious bids for the seat. In presidential elections, the district has voted Republican. However, in the 2008 election John McCain earned only 88 votes more than Barack Obama in the district. Former state Senator Mark Amodei has held the seat since 2011 after he won the special election to replace Dean Heller, appointed to the United States Senate following the resignation of John Ensign. On April 21, 2011, U. S. Senator John Ensign, plagued by scandal and facing an inquiry by the Senate Ethics Committee, announced his resignation effective May 3.

On April 27, Governor Brian Sandoval announced he would appoint Dean Heller, the 2nd district's third-term congressman, to fill out Ensign's term in the Senate. Heller had planned to run for the seat after Ensign announced a month earlier that he would not run for a third term. To fill the vacancy created by Heller's resignation on May 9, Sandoval was required to call a special election to be held within six months of the occurrence of the vacancy. A special election was held on September 13, 2011. Former Republican state senator Mark Amodei defeated Democratic State Treasurer Kate Marshall. Election results from presidential races As of January 2019, there are two living former members; the most recent representative to die was Barbara Vucanovich on June 10, 2013. Nevada's congressional districts List of United States congressional districts Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

Gord Perks

Gordon "Gord" Perks is a Canadian politician and current city councillor for Toronto's Ward 4, Parkdale—High Park municipal electoral district. Perks has worked for a number of environmental organizations, he was a writer for Pollution Probe from 1987 to 1989 and a "Pulp and Paper" campaigner at Greenpeace Canada from 1989 to 1993. He was executive director of the Better Transportation Coalition from 1994 to 1996 and was a senior campaigner at the Toronto Environmental Alliance from 1997 until 2006 with a focus on waste reduction and public transit, he works as an adjunct professor at the Environmental Studies department of the University of Toronto. Perks was the focus of province-wide attention when he disrupted Ontario Premier David Peterson's press conference launching the 1990 provincial election campaign; as Peterson announced the election and began to make a statement as to why his government should be re-elected, Perks appeared with a briefcase chained to his wrist containing a tape recorder playing a recording of environmental promises made by Peterson, in an act of criticism of the Liberal government's environmental record.

Perks heckled Peterson with a bullhorn. Greenpeace and other groups inspired by Perks' disruption plagued Peterson's campaign appearances. Perks has written and co-authored a number of publications including The Green Consumer Guide, Waste Less Now and Oil Drop. In addition, he has written articles for Alternatives magazine and he wrote an environmental column for Torstar-owned Eye Weekly newspaper from 2003 to 2011. Perks was a candidate for Toronto's Davenport electoral district, in the 2006 federal election, he lost by over 7,000 votes to Parliament, Mario Silva. A few months he ran for city councillor in the nearby Ward 14, Parkdale—High Park electoral district, in the 2006 Toronto municipal election, he was endorsed by Mayor, David Miller, ran against a slate of 13 other candidates. He won the contested race by a seven percent margin over his nearest rival. With an endorsement from The Toronto Star, Perks won re-election in Ward 14, over nine other candidates in the 2010 municipal election.

In his second term as councillor, Perks was named Chair of the Toronto and East York Community Council. In 2011, Perks voted against scrapping the $60 vehicle registration tax, he voted against a 40 percent cut on councillors' budgets. He called it "short sighted" because it did not take into account differences in the size of wards and unexpected events and emergencies. Notes Citations Councillors' official voting records City of Toronto Councillor Profile Official website


Fridhemsplan is a square at the intersection of Fridhemsgatan and Drottningholmsvägen in the districts of Kungsholmen and Marieberg in Stockholm, Sweden. The name Fridhemsplan was given 1935, after the major street Fridhemsgatan crossing the area. Before that, the area was known as Kungsholmen toll station. Fridhemsplan metro station is where the green lines of the Stockholm metro intersect; the green line opened a station on Fridhemsplan and in 1975 the blue line was completed. The adjacent shopping mall Västermalmsgallerian was inaugurated on 23 August 2002, it targets young middle-class customers of the surrounding area. The shopping centre is located in a renovated building dating from the 1970s and replaced the underground "square" at the intersection of Sankt Eriksgatan and Fleminggatan streets. Fridhemsplan now has a major STF hostel

Shanghai Men’s Volleyball Club

Shanghai Men’s Volleyball Club, now called as Shanghai Golden Age, is a Chinese men’s volleyball club based in Shanghai. The Shanghai men's volleyball team plays in the Chinese Men's League and the AVC Club Volleyball Championship; the team won fifteenth China League champion titles. The team with the name and different extensions have been present as, Shanghai Tang Dynasty and Fudan University Shanghai and now Shanghai Golden Age. Shanghai Volleyball Club have been a dominant force in the Chinese League since its inauguration in 1997, having won 15 titles in 23 editions to date – including the recent five consecutive editions; the team participated in FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship for the first time in 2017. Chinese Volleyball LeagueChampions: 1999/00, 2003/042011/12, 2014/152018/19 Runners-up: 2002/03, 2013/14AVC Club Volleyball ChampionshipRunners-up: 2012 Third place: 2001, 2005, 2011 Shen Qiong Fang Yingchao Ren Qi David Lee Bojan Janić Cristian Savani Nikola Kovačević Scott Touzinsky Giulio Sabbi György Grozer Facundo Conte Julien Lyneel Krisztián Pádár only for the finals of Season 17/18 Klemen Čebulj Tine Urnaut Note: The following list may not be complete.

Shen Fulin Ju Genyin Wang Jian Lyu Ningxin Shen Qiong Shanghai women's volleyball team Chinese Volleyball Super League Beijing Baic Motor Men's Volleyball Team

Jón Halldór Eðvaldsson

Jón Halldór Eðvaldsson is an Icelandic basketball coach and the current head coach of Keflavík women's basketball team. He has served as a basketball analyst for Domino's Körfuboltakvöld on Stöð 2 Sport. Before turning to coaching, Jón Halldór was a basketball referee and a football player for several years, playing the goalkeeper position. In 1999, he appeared in 17 matches for Víðir in the Icelandic second-tier 1. Deild karla. In June 2006, Jón Halldór was hired as the head coach of Úrvalsdeild kvenna club Keflavík, he led the team to the national championship in 2008 and the Icelandic Company Cup in 2007, 2008 and 2010. In 2011 he led Keflavík to both the national championship. After the finals, Jón Halldór announced. After the season he was named the Úrvalsdeild coach of the year. In May 2013, Jón Halldór was hired as the head coach of Grindavík. In February 2014, with Grindavík in second-to-last place in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna, Jón Halldór stepped down as head coach. On 8 May 2019, Jón Halldór was announced as new head coach to the Keflavík women's team.

Keflavík opened the 2019–20 season with a 105-81 loss against reigning champions Valur in the annual Icelandic Super Cup. Football profile at