Question: Did a priest have a rope tied around his foot when he entered the Holy of Holies?


Answer: No. Nowhere does the Old Testament or the New Testament say that a priest had a rope tied around his foot so they could pull him out if he had a heart attack in the Holy of Holies. Rather, this idea comes from Jewish mystical circles from around a thousand years ago. (It is unfortunate that the rope notion gets repeated in Bible colleges and pulpits on a regular basis.)


Wave Nunnally, Ph.D.