Was filled with smoke (egemisqh kapnou). First aorist passive indicative of gemizw (from gemw), to fill full, and with the genitive kapnou (smoke). Smoke is here the symbol of God's presence ( Exodus 19:18 ; Isaiah 6:5 ). Till should be finished (acri telesqwsin). Temporal clause for future time with acri (equal to ew in import) and the first aorist passive subjunctive of telew, a metaphorical and symbolic "smoke screen" to keep all out of the sanctuary for the time being.