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Day of Atonement

(Heb. yom ha kippurim).

An annual Hebrew feast when the high priest offered sacrifices for the sins of the nation (Lev 23:27; 25:9). It was the only fast period required by the Mosaic law (Lev 16:29; 23:31).

It was observed on the 10th day of the 7th month (Tishri). A day of great solemnity and strict observance of the law.