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A small altar upon which incense was burned, often ritually to a deity. Incense altars were small cube-like structures made of stone with four horns on the top corners surrounding the surface on which the incense was burned.
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INCENSE ALTARS. There can be no doubt that incense was featured prominently in Israelite ritual. Two words attested in biblical Hebrew may be rendered “incense”: lĕbōnâ (actually translated “frankincense”) and qĕṭōret. The extensive use of qĕṭōret as an element in Israelite ritual is attested
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Incense, Altar of
incense, altar of. One of the pieces of furniture prescribed in the orders God gave to Moses for the construction of the tabernacle in the wilderness (Exod. 30:1–11). It was a cubit square and two cubits high (approximately 1.5 by 3 ft.), with horns on the corners, formed of acacia wood and plated with
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
INCENSE ALTARS [מִזְבֵּחַ קְטֹרֶת mizbeakh qetoreth]. The incense altar described in Exod 30:1–10 was located inside the outer room of the tent of meeting, also called the TABERNACLE, in front of the veil that covered the entry into the holy of holies. The altar was part of the furnishings of the outer
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