Denotes, (1) the Holy Land (Exodus 15:17; Compare Psalms 114:2); (2) the temple (1 Chronicles 22:19; 2Chr 29:21); (3) the tabernacle (Exodus 25:8; Leviticus 12:4; 21:12); (4) the holy place, the place of the Presence (Gr. hieron, the temple-house; not the
, Which is the temple area, with its courts and porches), Leviticus 4:6; Ephesians 2:21, RSV, marg.; (5) God's holy habitation in heaven (Psalms 102:19). In the final state there is properly "no sanctuary" (Revelation 21:22), for God and the Lamb "are the sanctuary" (RSV, "temple"). All is there hallowed by the Divine Presence; all is sancturary.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Sanctuary'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".