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footstool in Easton's Bible Dictionary

connected with a throne (2 Chr. 9:18). Jehovah symbolically dwelt in the holy place between the cherubim above the ark of the covenant. The ark was his footstool (1 Chr. 28:2; Ps. 99:5; 132:7). And as heaven is God's throne, so the earth is his footstool (Ps. 110:1; Isa. 66:1; Matt. 5:35).

footstool in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

FOOT'STOOL . 2 Chr 9:18. Kings and other rulers sitting in state required a stool upon which to rest their feet. The divine glory, which resided symbolically in the holy place between the cherubim above the ark, is supposed to use the ark as a footstool. 1 Chr 28:2; Ps 99:5. So the earth is called God's footstool by the same expressive figure which represents heaven as his throne.