Exod. We may therefore feel sure that the altars of Ge were of the general type represented by Fig. The ascent, thirty-two cubits long and sixteen broad, likewise of unhewn stone, was on the south side. It applies "in all the place where I record my name," not, as the ordinary rendering has it, "in every place." The altar of Ezekiel's ideal temple was, as planned, a most elaborate structure, the cubit used for this purpose being that of "a cubit and an handbreadth" (Ezekiel 43:13), or the large cubit of history (see CUBIT). In the subsequent history till the erection of Solomon's Temple attention need only be directed to the fact that a horned altar existed while the Ark was still housed in a tent. It is defined in detail in the exilic Book of Ezekiel as a land where both the twelve tribes and the "strangers in (their) midst", can claim inheritance. This is important for two reasons. Hebrews 9:19), it was necessary that an altar should be built for the sacrificial act. (Compare Exodus 30:1-6 .). The Altar of Incense , called also the golden altar to distinguish it from the altar of burnt offering which was called the brazen altar. If the murder was premeditated, however, then the altar was clearly profaned by the murderer's presence and the individual could be taken away and killed. 32 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “You will drink your sister’s cup,    a cup large and deep;it will bring scorn and derision,(BD)    for it holds so much. It was an art practiced solely from the profit motive (Ezekiel 13:19)." New International Version (NIV). Interestingly, we are not told if there was a response. Then the temple was reconstructed. (AA) 17 Then the Babylonians(AB) came to her, to the bed of love, and in their lust they defiled her. Neither mayest thou go up by steps unto mine altar," etc. (BF)34 You will drink it(BG) and drain it dry    and chew on its pieces—    and you will tear your breasts. 2Ki 16:7-15; S 2Ch 28:16; S Eze 16:15, 28, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People. A further consideration is provided by the fact that the Arabs had a custom of using any stone as an altar for the nonce, and certainly such altars are found in the Mosaic and post- Mosaic history. Twice a day, incense was burned on the altar. This altar stood in the holy place, "before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony." It shows a historical period in which a horned altar existed at the religious capital side by side with a number of lay altars all over the country, and it negatives the suggestion of G. A. Smith (Jerusalem, II, 64) that the bare rock ec-Cakhra was used by Solomon as the altar, since the unhewn rock obviously could not provide a horned altar such as we find as early as 1 Kings 1:50-53. When Naaman desired to cease sacrificing to any deity save the God of Israel he was confronted by the problem of deciding how he could sacrifice to Him outside this "place." It had a height of three cubits and a top of two cubits square. The narrative of the deaths of Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu, is thus made intelligible, the fire in their censers not having been taken from the great altar. 1 Kings 9:25 we hear that Solomon was in the habit of offering on the altar which he had built, and this again proves that he had built an altar and did not merely use the temple rock. 1 and were totally unlike the altars of Fig. Other instances meet us in Joel 2:3 and Isaiah 51:3. Lot is encamped within the borders of Sodom at a time when "the men of Sodom [are] wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly". Whether either or both of these altars had steps (compare Ezekiel 43:17) or were approached by a slope as in Fig. After she had been defiled by them, she turned away from them in disgust. The right of sanctuary is mentioned in Exodus 21:14. Ezekiel 28:13 The precise identification of some of these precious stones is uncertain. To get what Ezekiel 13:19 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. 13:19 When any one heareth the word, and considereth it not - The first and most general cause of unfruitfulness. Professor Sellin places the date of the altar at about 700 BC. In Genesis we often read of the erection of altars, e.g. The altar of holocausts stood in the courtyard of the temple. After the exile, the first thing to be rebuilt was the altar. Ezekiel 28:11–19 seems to be a particularly strong indictment against the king of Tyre in the prophet Ezekiel’s day, rebuking the king for his insatiable pride and greed. Note too that we read here of bringing down from the altar, and this expression implies elevation. The first altar of which we have any account is that built by Noah when he left the ark. There were thus four or five spots in Canaan associated at once with the worship of Yahweh, and the name of their great ancestor, which to Hebrews did not lose their sanctity by the passage of time, namely, Shechem, Bethel, Hebron, Moriah and Beersheba. As the priests were forbidden to ascend the altar by steps, ( Exodus 20:26 ) it has been conjectured that a slope of earth led gradually up to the ledge from which they officiated. The Hebrew word for altar is mizbeah [;eBzim], from a verbal root meaning "to slaughter." (D) In that land their breasts were fondled and their virgin bosoms caressed. Again, the narrative in which we see Moses building an altar for the purposes of a covenant probably exemplifies a custom that was in use for other covenants that did not fall to be narrated (Exodus 24:4). REFLECTIONS.— 1st, The false prophets abounded, both in Judaea and among the captives in Babylon; and by their flattering speeches the hearts of the unwary people were beguiled: against them therefore the prophet is ordered to direct his word. She became a byword among women,(P) and punishment was inflicted(Q) on her. "It was just 3 ft. high, and in shape roughly like a truncated pyramid, the four sides at the bottom being each 18 inches long, and the whole ending at the top in a bowl a foot in diameter. (BY), 42 “The noise of a carefree(BZ) crowd was around her; drunkards(CA) were brought from the desert along with men from the rabble, and they put bracelets(CB) on the wrists of the woman and her sister and beautiful crowns on their heads. In Exodus 27:3 the various utensils appertaining to the altar are enumerated. This king saw an altar in Damascus of a different pattern and had a great altar made for the temple on its model. In Ezekiel 41:22 it is called "the altar of wood." The more important material used is bronze, and the whole construction was as unlike that of the ordinary lay altar as possible. Jehovah’s Witnesses: Our official website provides online access to the Bible, Bible-based publications, and current news. Commentary on Ezekiel 19:1-9 (Read Ezekiel 19:1-9) Ezekiel is to compare the kingdom of Judah to a lioness. Blood, believed to contain the "life" of an animal (or a human being), was particularly important in the sacrificial ritual. The reason for this departure from the strict rule of temple ritual was that sweet incense was to be burnt daily upon it at the offering of every daily sacrifice, the lamps being then lit and extinguished (compare Numbers 28:3; Exodus 30:7,8), so that a cloud of smoke might fill the inner chamber at the moment when the sacrificial blood was sprinkled (see MERCY-SEAT). The time, then, would be 593 Mr. Macalister describes it in the following words: "It is a four-sided block of limestone, 1 ft. 3 inches high. The place of the altar was at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.)" The altar of Ezekiel's ideal temple was, as planned, a most elaborate structure, the cubit used for this purpose being that of "a cubit and an handbreadth" (Ezekiel 43:13), or the large cubit of history (see CUBIT). The name "Israel" first appears in the Hebrew Bible as the name given by God to the patriarch Jacob (Genesis 32:28). This would be a duplicate of that at Gibeon, and would share its supersession at the erection of the first temple. Importance attaches to a terra cotta altar of incense found by Sellin at Taanach, because its height and dimensions at the base recall the altar of Ex. (See also Watson in PEFS (January, 1910), 15, in reply to Smith.). The material was shittim wood, the dimensions one cubit by one by two, and it also had horns. 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