Christian Mission to the Orient

P.O. Box 2363, Joplin, Mo 64803             Correction to 2018 Christmas Newsletter 

Correction to Newsletter
In the recent 2018 Christmas Newsletter I wrote:

" The fear and trembling Zacharias must have felt as he entered into the Holy of Holies to perform the religious duties. Tradition tells us a rope was tied around the ankle of the priest who entered so that if he died while in the sanctuary, the crowd outside could pull him out without defiling the holy place or putting themselves at risk of incurring the wrath of God."

I was incorrect in stating Zacharias entered the Holy of Holies.  He was in the Holy Place. 

I have aslo learned that the tradition of the rope tied around the ankle has no primary source that supports this tradition/legend.

I apologize for any confusion I  may have caused.


David Filbeck