On one occasion he offered a sacrifice on one of the mountains of Gilead, but without mention of an altar (Genesis 31:54). Their idolatry had brought this captivity upon them. This indignity was repaired by Hezekiah (compare Again the altar was erected by Herod, and remained in its place till the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans (70 A.D.). Interestingly, we are not told if there was a response. Thus, an altar is a place where sacrifice is offered, even if it is not an event involving slaughter. Both these might be and were called altars, but it is so evident that this common designation could not have caused any eye-witness to confuse the two that in reading the Bible we must carefully examine each text in turn and see to which kind the author is referring. After the return from captivity it was re-erected ( Ezra 3:3 Ezra 3:6 ) on the same place where it had formerly stood. The high places of Jeroboam (1 Kings 12:28-33) were clearly unlawful and their altars were unlawful altars of the horned type. To have burnt this incense within the veil would have required repeated entries into the holy of holies, which entries were forbidden (Leviticus 16:2). (BF)34 You will drink it(BG) and drain it dry and chew on its pieces— and you will tear your breasts. 25 I will direct my jealous anger(AP) against you, and they will deal with you in fury. None appeared, so God used the Babylonians to judge them. Such cases must be clearly distinguished from the lay altars of Saul and others. In the vision it stood before the house (Ezekiel 40:47). "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. The Abrahamic religions maintain a linear cosmology, with end-time scenarios containing themes … The right of sanctuary is mentioned in Exodus 21:14. (E) 4 The older was named Oholah, and her sister was Oholibah. (D) In that land their breasts were fondled and their virgin bosoms caressed. In shape it was square, being a cubit in length and breadth and two cubits in height. 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. According to a note preserved in the Septuagint but not in the Hebrew, Solomon enlarged the altar erected by David on Araunah's threshing-floor (2 Samuel 24:25), but this notice is of very doubtful historical value and may be merely a glossator's guess. The Altar of Incense (Golden Altar)_. 13:19). Joel Rosenberg writes that Ezekiel 36, 37. set the stage for the “War of Gog and Magog” by describing that Israel will be reborn as a country in the last days, the Jewish people will come back to the Holy Land from exile all over the world, the Jewish people will rebuild the ancient ruins and make the deserts bloom again (Ed: I have been to Israel and this is a beautiful reality today! It was required that the covenant about to be made with Yahweh should be ratified with sacrificial blood; but before Moses could sprinkle the Book of the Covenant and the people who covenanted (Exodus 24:6,; compare For usage information, please read the Baker Book House Copyright Statement. It remained, however, the center of Israelite worship for 2 1/2 centuries, till Ahaz removed it from the forefront of the house, and placed it on the northern side of is Damascene altar (2 Kings 16:14). Genesis 8:20; 12:7; 13:4. As such, Jesus is the supreme example of all that God intended mankind to be, the embodiment of truth and grace (John 1:14). It was at this altar Zacharias ministered when an angel appeared to him ( Luke 1:11 ). Other instances meet us in Joel 2:3 and Isaiah 51:3. By this action the worshiper sealed a contract with God. The name "Israel" first appears in the Hebrew Bible as the name given by God to the patriarch Jacob (Genesis 32:28). 13:39) or "to bud" or "to sprout" (BDB 827 I, cf. "The church is the Lord's church." Among the trophies carried away by Titus on the destruction of Jerusalem the altar of incense is not found, nor is any mention made of it in Hebrews 9 . 1915. That is what they did in my house. The distinction which has been drawn between lay altars and horned altars helps to make these passages easy to understand. The Israelites, however, needed to perform the act of sacrifice in order to survive ( Exod 30:21 ). (CM) 49 You will suffer the penalty for your lewdness and bear the consequences of your sins of idolatry. 13 19 where Joshua looked forward to taking all of the Promised Land. The altar of holocausts stood in the courtyard of the temple. Act 4:13, 19,20: Making Him a Channel of Blessing to the Sick Act 5:15: Making His Prayer Effective in the Raising of Tabitha Act 9:40: Qualifying Him to Become a â¦ The interior was hollow. The original small altar made by Moses was superseded by one made by Solomon. 25:31-34; 37:17-20; Isa. Before considering the Biblical texts attention must be drawn to the fact that these texts know of at least two kinds of altars which were so different in appearance that no contemporary could possibly confuse them. In Solomon's temple the altar was considerably enlarged, as was to be expected from the greater size of the building before which it stood. Again Hosea's "Because Ephraim hath multiplied altars `to sin,' altars have been to him `for sin'" (Hosea 8:11, compare Hosea 10:1-8; 12:11 (12)), is not in contradiction to Exodus 20:24-26 because the prophet is not speaking of lay altars. The altar is rectangular, presenting at the top a square surface with horns at the four corners. (Exodus 20:24-26; so correct English Versions of the Bible). General Editor. This was made of cedar wood, overlaid with gold (1 Kings 6:20,22; 7:48; 9:25; 2 Chronicles 4:19); hence, was called the "golden altar." In Revelation the altar in the heavenly temple shelters martyred souls and even speaks ( Rev 16:7 ). An altar could stand alone, or it was located in the courtyard of a shrine. Wherefore thus saith the Lord God, behold, I [am] against your pillows Not only had an abhorrence of them, but was determined to destroy them, detect their fallacies, and expose the folly of such actions, and them to shame and contempt: wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make [them] fly; to the places where they prophesied; into the toils and nets they … These women actually pollute the Word of God among the people for “handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread” (Ezek. Ezekiel 13: 17 "Now you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who are prophesying from their own inspiration. I shall rescue them from wherever they have been scattered on the day of clouds and darkness. See Jeremiah 1:14; 4:6; 6:1.3 TIMELINE That the custom was not peculiar to the Israelites is shown by such instances as that of Balaam (Numbers 23:1, etc.). It is told only that it was built prior to the temple, and was set upon its base (Ezra 3:3), presumably on the Cakhra stone--the ancient site. This is decisive as to the meaning, for the lay altar had no pattern. The word is used in Hebrews 13:10 for the sacrifice offered upon it--the sacrifice Christ offered. Abraham built an altar where he pitched his tent between Bethel and Ai. Though no details are given we are able to infer their general character with considerable precision. In an oracle against Israel ( Am 3:14 ), God declared that "the horns of the altar will be cut off and fall to the ground." Like the other objects in the courtyard, the altar was made of bronze. ( Genesis 8:20 ) In the early times altars were usually built in certain spots hallowed by religious associations, e.g., where God appeared. In some way that is defined only by reference to what was shown to Moses in the Mount the altar was to be hollow with planks, and it was to be equipped with rings and staves for facility of transport. The first altar we read of is that erected by Noah ( Genesis 8:20 ). (Compare Exodus 30:1-6 .). (Compare 1Macc. The original performance of the sketch by the â¦ You will not look on these things with longing or remember Egypt anymore. One finds the expected WBC fulness of exegetical inquiry (technical notes, verse comments, general summary explanation) and a phenomenal bibliography most pertinent to scholars, as well as numerous opinions of a redactor arranging material. This was among "all the vessels of the house of God, great and small," which Nebuchadnezzar took to Babylon (2 Chronicles 36:18). Archaeology has provided numerous examples of altars from Palestine dating back to approximately 3000 b.c. It was sprinkled against the altar ( Lev 1 ); once a year, blood was smeared on the horns of the incense altar. As a consequence, when Ezekiel drew plans for a new temple, he gave it an incense altar made wholly of wood and of larger dimensions than before (Ezekiel 41:22). The sketch was written as 'Good Old Days' and performed for the 1967 British television comedy series At Last the 1948 Show by the show's four writer-performers: Brooke-Taylor, Cleese, Chapman, and Feldman. 3 represents an altar found at Gezer built into the foundation of a wall dating about 600 BC. On the other hand we meet with a group of passages that refer to altars of quite a different type. We read in Joshua 22:9 that the children of Reuben and the children of Gad built an altar. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. The size suggests an altar of incense rather than an altar of burnt offering, but in view of the general resemblance between the Tabernacle altars of burnt offering and incense, this is a fact of minor importance. Ezekiel 17:1-2 "And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying," "Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;" We see a break from the last prophecy in this. This was a diminutive table of acacia overlaid with gold, the upper surface of which was a square of one cubit, and its height two cubits, with an elevated cornice or crown around its top (Exodus 30:2). The Chronicler's dimensions are doubted by many, but the statement of the material is confirmed by 1 Kings 8:64; 2 Kings 16:10-15. Into the corners of this grating, on two sides, rings were riveted, into which the staves were inserted by which the Ark was borne (see STAVES). Further in 2 Kings 18:22), and the altar assumed its old place in the temple service till its destruction by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC. In Exodus 27:1-8 (compare Exodus 38:1-7) a command is given to construct for the Tabernacle an altar of shittim wood covered with bronze. The law of Moses allowed them to be made of either earth or unhewn stones. Accordingly in its general shape this altar must have conformed to the type of the Tabernacle altar. Several remarks must be made on this law. (U) 13 I saw that she too defiled herself; both of them went the same way. Allen, Leslie C. Ezekiel 1–19 and Ezekiel 20–48 (WBC). 18:5). Recently several altars have been revealed by excavations. The subject is the false religious leaders of the present-day house of Israel—the United States and Britain. At Sinai took place the great crisis in Israel's national history. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 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. The Tamiyd, or standing sacrifice for Israel, was a whole burnt offering of a lamb offered twice daily with its meal offering, accompanied with a service of incense. The history of the altar before the tabernacle was that of the tabernacle itself, as the two were not parted during its continuance (see TABERNACLE). This, with the offering of incense upon it, were its only uses, as neither meal offerings might be laid upon it, nor libations of drink offerings poured thereon (Exodus 30:9). It was this altar, probably plated with gold, which Antiochus Epiphanes removed (1 Macc 1:21), and which was restored by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 4:49). See HIGH PLACE. This would be a duplicate of that at Gibeon, and would share its supersession at the erection of the first temple. At the four corners of the network were four brazen rings, into which were inserted the staves by which the altar was carried. The top and bottom are approximately 10 1/2 and 9 inches square respectively; but these are only the average dimensions of the sides, which are not regularly cut. It had no fixed shape, but varied with the materials. All these utensils were made of brass. (CF), 46 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Bring a mob(CG) against them and give them over to terror and plunder. Lev. Solomon also constructed an altar of incense (1 Kings 6:20; 7:48; 1 Chronicles 28:18), cedar replacing shittim wood. (F), 5 “Oholah engaged in prostitution while she was still mine; and she lusted after her lovers, the Assyrians(G)—warriors(H) 6 clothed in blue, governors and commanders, all of them handsome young men, and mounted horsemen. Thus, a criminal seeking asylum fled to an altar of this type, as appears from the horns which are mentioned in the two historical instances and also from such expressions as coming down or going up. In Genesis we often read of the erection of altars, e.g. Jacob built no new altars, but again and again repaired those at Shechem and Bethel. The first will be termed "lay altars" since, as will be seen, the Law permitted any layman to offer certain sacrifices at an altar of earth or unhewn stone without the assistance of a priest, while the second while be styled "horned altars," owing to their possession of horns which, as already pointed out, could not exist in a lay altar that conformed with the provisions of the law. In the next passage, however, Abraham went to Egypt and fell into sin, lying about Sarah out of fear of Pharaoh. Its top and sides were overlaid with gold and it was surrounded by a crown or rim of gold. R. de Vaux, Ancient Israel; M. Haran, Temples and Temple Service in Ancient Israel; C. L. Meyers, HBD, pp. Thus Moses found a custom by which the Israelite threw up rude altars of the materials most easily obtained in the field and offered sacrificial worship to God on sundry occasions. (AT) 27 So I will put a stop(AU) to the lewdness and prostitution you began in Egypt. _II. This rock seems to have been left intact when Solomon's temple was built. (mizbach ha-qeToreth), (mizbach ha-zahabh). Sacrifices were the primary medium of exchange in altar interactions. See especially \HIGH PLACE\. The altar thus stood immediately without the veil, and the smoke of the incense burnt upon it entered the inner chamber by the openings above the veil. On the "grating of network of brass" described as around and half-way up the altar (verses 4,5), see GRATING. It was made of gold-covered wood. Further details of its structure are not given. Since they knew not what god was offended and required to be propitiated. It could have no regular pattern for the same reason. Their Jerusalem temple had two altars: the altar of incense and the altar of holocausts. Before the arrival at Sinai, during the war with Amalek, Moses had built an emergency altar, to which he gave the name Yahweh-Nissi (Exodus 17:15). The more important material used is bronze, and the whole construction was as unlike that of the ordinary lay altar as possible. Ezekiel also gives a description of an altar (Ezekiel 43:13-17), but there is nothing to show whether it is purely ideal or represents the altar of Solomon or that of Ahaz, and modern writers take different views. The angles are prolonged upward for an additional 1 1/2 inches as rounded knobs--no doubt the `horns' of the altar. Ezekiel 16 – The Harlot Wife of Yahweh. According to 2 Chronicles 4:1 the altar was made of bronze and was twenty cubits by twenty by ten. Whenever we find references to the horns of an altar or to its pattern we see that the writer is speaking of an altar of this general type. Reading 1, Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 11 "For the Lord Yahweh says this: Look, I myself shall take care of my flock and look after it.. 12 As a shepherd looks after his flock when he is with his scattered sheep, so shall I look after my sheep. This heap is not expressly termed an altar, but if this covenant be compared with later covenants it will be seen that in these its place is taken by an altar of the lay type (SBL, chapter 2), and it is reasonable to suppose that this heap was in fact used as an altar (compare Genesis 31:54). To this the patriarch returned on his way from Egypt (Genesis 13:4). (Compare 1 Samuel 2:13 1 Samuel 2:14 ; Leviticus 16:12 ; Numbers 16:6 Numbers 16:7 .). Note too that we read here of bringing down from the altar, and this expression implies elevation. On altar furniture see POT; SHOVEL; BASIN; FLESH-HOOK; FIREPAN. Genesis 31:54; 1 Samuel 20:6,29 (EPC, 185 f). 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). Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. _III. She became a byword among women,(P) and punishment was inflicted(Q) on her. The priestly code of Leviticus devotes a great deal of space to proper sacrificial procedure, and to what sacrifices are appropriate in various circumstances. 4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. This of course could only be a table, not in any sense an altar. Ezekiel 13:19. Structure on which offerings are made to a deity. In Ezekiel 41:22 it is called "the altar of wood." 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. See also Offerings and Sacrifices; Priest, Priesthood. The altar of incense was placed inside the sanctuary in front of the curtain screening the Holy of Holies. [b] 16 As soon as she saw them, she lusted after them and sent messengers(Z) to them in Chaldea. Ezekiel 16:6 A few Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts repeat and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, âLive!â Ezekiel 16:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain. The altar consisted of four stages lying one above another, gradually diminishing in size till the hearth was reached upon which the fire was literal. Each stage was marked by the inlet of one cubit (Ezekiel 43:13,14). For example, when Abraham builds the altar for the sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis 22 it cannot be supposed that he used metal or wrought stone. To bring home the difference more rapidly illustrations of the two types are given side by side. Ezekiel 13:19 "And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear [your] lies?" (AR) 26 They will also strip(AS) you of your clothes and take your fine jewelry. Other Altars . THE ALTAR OF INCENSE (GOLDEN ALTAR)_. ( Exodus 38:30 ) (a) That in the tabernacle was made of acacia wood, overlaid with pure gold. ( Genesis 12:7 ; Exodus 17:15 Exodus 17:16 ) Altars were most probably originally made of earth. The Hebrew word for altar is mizbeah [;eBzim], from a verbal root meaning "to slaughter." For the utensils connected with the altar, see PAN; SHOVEL; BASIN; FLESH-HOOK; CENSER. The act of sacrifice moved the offering from the profane to the sacred, from the visible to the invisible world. (V), 14 “But she carried her prostitution still further. It was to be five cubits long by five broad and three high. Bibliography. This altar, as erected in the tabernacle, is described in Exodus 27:1-8 . Thus when Amos in speaking of Bethel writes, "The horns of the altar shall be cut off," we see that he is not thinking of lay altars which could have no horns (Amos 3:14). (AM) 24 They will come against you with weapons,[d] chariots and wagons(AN) and with a throng of people; they will take up positions against you on every side with large and small shields and with helmets. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. On the site, TEMPLE, and generally, ARIEL; SACRIFICE; SANCTUARY; TABERNACLE; HIGH PLACE. A Gezer Altar. There was an incense altar likewise in the second temple. They throw light on the Bible chiefly by showing what is forbidden. I will turn you over to them for punishment,(AO) and they will punish you according to their standards. In the stark and moving story of Abraham's encounter with God at Moriah, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it ( Gen 22:9 ). That the Herodian temple also had its altar of incense we know from the incident of Zacharias having a vision there of "an angel .... standing on the right side of the altar of incense" when he went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense (Luke 1:11). The altar of incense reappears in 1 Macc 1:21; 4:49. His next place of sacrifice was Hebron (Genesis 13:18); and tradition still professes to show the place where his altar stood. 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. The precise construction cannot be determined, and it is useless to speculate where the instructions are so plainly governed by what was seen by Moses in the Mount; but certain features that are important for the elucidation of the Bible texts emerge clearly. 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. 29 They will deal with you in hatred and take away everything you have worked for. Hebrews 9:4 that chamber is said to have the "altar of incense." The contest between Elijah and the prophets of Baal involving an altar demonstrated interaction between Yahweh and Baal. Accordingly Moses regulated these lay altars. Another altar had meanwhile been raised by David before the tabernacle he had made on Zion, into which the Ark of the Covenant was moved (1 Chronicles 15:1; 16:1). It afforded the apostle the occasion of proclaiming the gospel to the "men of Athens.". New International Version (NIV). Altars could be natural objects or man-made constructs. She saw men portrayed on a wall,(W) figures of Chaldeans[a] portrayed in red,(X) 15 with belts(Y) around their waists and flowing turbans on their heads; all of them looked like Babylonian chariot officers, natives of Chaldea. It measured 20 x 20 x 10 cubits (2 Chron. Mr. Macalister describes it in the following words: "It is a four-sided block of limestone, 1 ft. 3 inches high. It was probably melted down by John during the course of the siege (V, xiii, 6). But a custom of erecting altars might easily lend itself to abuses. This is proved by the second person singular and also by the reason given for the prohibition of steps--since the priests were differently garbed. This sacred altar and its horns, where the atoning blood was splashed, provided a place of sanctuary. ( 1 Kings 8:64 ; 2 Chronicles 7:7 ) It had no grating, and instead of a single gradual slope, the ascent to it was probably made by three successive platforms, to each of which it has been supposed that steps led. See for illustrations H. Vincent, Canaan d'apres l'exploration recente; R. Kittel, Studien zur hebraischen Archaologie und Religions-Geschichte; S. R. Driver, Modern Research as Illustrating the Bible. Ezekiel 28:13 The precise identification of some of these precious stones is uncertain. He moved the old altar, using it for divination. The origin of the horns is unknown, though there are many theories. It describes our beliefs and organization. Lastly, as already noticed, this law excludes the possibility of giving the altars horns or causing them to conform to any given pattern, since the stone could not be wrought One other law must be noticed in this connection: Deuteronomy 16:21 f: `Thou shalt not plant thee an 'asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of the Lord thy God, which thou shalt make thee. In Solomon's temple the altar was similar in size, but was made of cedar-wood ( 1 Kings 6:20 ; 7:48 ) overlaid with gold. Then confront her with all her detestable practices 3 and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: You city that brings on herself doom by shedding blood in her midst and defiles herself by … ( Genesis 12:7 ; 13:18 ; 26:25 ; 35:1 ) Though generally erected for the offering of sacrifice, in some instances they appear to have been only memorials. We know that Jesus spoke in parables, so that the unbelieving world would not understand. In Exodus 27:3 the various utensils appertaining to the altar are enumerated. Ezekiel 22:30 Byword among women: To be a byword among women is to be the subject of idle, malicious gossip. Noah built an altar and offered a sacrifice to Yahweh. Both history and prophecy thus attest the abiding truth that salvation is by sacrificial blood, and is made available to men through the prayers of saints and sinners offered by a great High Priest. In shape it was square. This altar stood in the holy place, "before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony." The latter gives it as a square of fifty cubits (BJ, V, v, 6). (BU) 41 You sat on an elegant couch,(BV) with a table(BW) spread before it on which you had placed the incense(BX) and olive oil that belonged to me. It is a law for laymen, not priests. (1) In the tabernacle, ( Exodus 27:1 ) ff. It was made of shittim wood, and was overlaid with plates of brass. As the text contrasts the great altar with the altar of bronze, we may refer that the altar of Ahaz was not made of bronze. 20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses. (BA) 31 You have gone the way of your sister; so I will put her cup(BB) into your hand.(BC). The Altar of Burnt Offering . The Altar of Burnt Offering (The Brazen Altar)_, (mizbach ha-`olah), (mizbach ha-nechosheth).--(By "brass" throughout understand "bronze."). Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone [was] thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. ; Exod 38:1 ff., it was comparatively small and portable. 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. This altar was renewed by Asa ( 2 Chronicles 15:8 ). Underneath this rock is a cave, which may probably have been the granary of Araunah's threshing-floor ( 1 Chronicles 21:22 ). (CH) 47 The mob will stone them and cut them down with their swords; they will kill their sons and daughters(CI) and burn(CJ) down their houses. Fugitives caught hold of them (1 Kings 1:50,51), and victims could be tied to them (Psalms 118:27). In the patriarchal period, altars were markers of place, commemorating an encounter with God ( Gen 12:7 ), or physical signs of habitation. "All the place" refers to the territory of Israel for the time being. The acknowledgment of this makes heaven. 16:13-19) There are three great prophets of the Exile: Ezekiel, Daniel, and Isaiah. Ezekiel 28 Prince of Tyre represents Satan, in rebellion in heaven 1 But the deceived ones will turn against Satan 6 King of Tyre represents Satan on earth, compared to his origin 11 Zidon, the last enemies destroyed at the end of the 1000 years 20 The righteous inherit the earth - universe at peace 24 For a chart showing relationships between verses here and ones in Revelation, go. No information as to its shape, etc., can be extracted from this notice. Probably we may take the narrative of Jethro's sacrifice as a fair example of the occasions on which such altars were used, for it cannot be supposed that Aaron and all the elders of Israel were openly committing an unlawful act when they ate bread with Moses' father-in-law before God (Exodus 18:12). Blood, believed to contain the "life" of an animal (or a human being), was particularly important in the sacrificial ritual. (CN) Then you will know that I am the Sovereign Lord.(CO)”. of For this reason, the Son of Man was able to forgive sins (Matthew 9:6). When Jacob makes a covenant with Laban a heap of stones is thrown up "and they did eat there by the heap" (31:46). Altars are commanded to be made of earth or of unhewn stone, yet so as to have, not steps, but only slopes for ascent to the same--the injunction implying that they stood on some elevation (see ALTAR, sec A, above). 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