Altar Of Incense

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Exodus 37:25

He made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square, 18 inches long and 18 inches wide; it was 36 inches high. Its horns were of one piece.

Exodus 30:3

Overlay its top, all around its sides, and its horns with pure gold; make a gold molding all around it.

Exodus 37:26

He overlaid it, its top, all around its sides, and its horns with pure gold. Then he made a gold molding all around it.

Exodus 30:4

Make two gold rings for it under the molding on two of its sides; put these on opposite sides of it to be holders for the poles to carry it with.

Exodus 37:27

He made two gold rings for it under the molding on two of its sides; he put these on opposite sides of it to be holders for the poles to carry it with.

Exodus 30:5

Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.

Exodus 39:38

the gold altar; the anointing oil; the fragrant incense; the screen for the entrance to the tent;

Exodus 30:6

“You are to place the altar in front of the veil by the ark of the testimony—in front of the mercy seat that is over the testimony—where I will meet with you.

Leviticus 4:7

The priest must apply some of the blood to the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is before the Lord in the tent of meeting. He must pour out the rest of the bull’s blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

1 Kings 9:25

Three times a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar he had built for the Lord, and he burned incense with them in the Lord’s presence. So he completed the temple.

Exodus 30:26-27

“With it you are to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the testimony, the table with all its utensils, the lampstand with its utensils, the altar of incense,

Exodus 30:7-8

Aaron must burn fragrant incense on it; he must burn it every morning when he tends the lamps. When Aaron sets up the lamps at twilight, he must burn incense. There is to be an incense offering before the Lord throughout your generations.

Exodus 30:9

You must not offer unauthorized incense on it, or a burnt or grain offering; you are not to pour a drink offering on it.

Exodus 30:10

“Once a year Aaron is to perform the purification rite on the horns of the altar. Throughout your generations he is to perform the purification rite for it once a year, with the blood of the sin offering for atonement. The altar is especially holy to the Lord.”

2 Chronicles 26:16-19

But when he became strong, he grew arrogant and it led to his own destruction. He acted unfaithfully against the Lord his God by going into the Lord’s sanctuary to burn incense on the incense altar. Azariah the priest, along with 80 brave priests of the Lord, went in after him. They took their stand against King Uzziah and said, “Uzziah, you have no right to offer incense to the Lord—only the consecrated priests, the descendants of Aaron, have the right to offer incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have acted unfaithfully! You will not receive honor from the Lord God.”read more.
Uzziah, with a firepan in his hand to offer incense, was enraged. But when he became enraged with the priests, in the presence of the priests in the Lord’s temple beside the altar of incense, a skin disease broke out on his forehead.

Numbers 4:11

“They are to spread a blue cloth over the gold altar, cover it with a covering made of manatee skin, and insert its poles.

Revelation 8:3

Another angel, with a gold incense burner, came and stood at the altar. He was given a large amount of incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the gold altar in front of the throne.

Revelation 9:3

Then locusts came out of the smoke on to the earth, and power was given to them like the power that scorpions have on the earth.

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Altar of incense » Placed before the vail in the outer sanctuary

Exodus 30:6

“You are to place the altar in front of the veil by the ark of the testimony—in front of the mercy seat that is over the testimony—where I will meet with you.

Exodus 40:5

Place the gold altar for incense in front of the ark of the testimony. Put up the screen for the entrance to the tabernacle.

Exodus 40:26

Moses also installed the gold altar in the tent of meeting, in front of the veil,

Altar of incense » Atonement made for, by the high priest once every year

Exodus 30:10

“Once a year Aaron is to perform the purification rite on the horns of the altar. Throughout your generations he is to perform the purification rite for it once a year, with the blood of the sin offering for atonement. The altar is especially holy to the Lord.”

Leviticus 16:18-19

Then he will go out to the altar that is before the Lord and make atonement for it. He is to take some of the bull's blood and some of the goat's blood and put [it] on the horns on all sides of the altar. He is to sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse and set it apart from the Israelites' impurities.

Altar of incense » A type of Christ

Revelation 8:3

Another angel, with a gold incense burner, came and stood at the altar. He was given a large amount of incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the gold altar in front of the throne.

Revelation 9:3

Then locusts came out of the smoke on to the earth, and power was given to them like the power that scorpions have on the earth.

Altar of incense » The blood of all sin offerings put on the horns of

Leviticus 4:7

The priest must apply some of the blood to the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is before the Lord in the tent of meeting. He must pour out the rest of the bull’s blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

Leviticus 4:18

He is to apply some of the blood to the horns of the altar that is before the Lord in the tent of meeting. He must pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

Altar of incense » Said to be before the lord

Leviticus 4:7

The priest must apply some of the blood to the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is before the Lord in the tent of meeting. He must pour out the rest of the bull’s blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering that is at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

1 Kings 9:25

Three times a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar he had built for the Lord, and he burned incense with them in the Lord’s presence. So he completed the temple.

Altar of incense » Had four rings of gold under the crown for the staves

Exodus 30:4

Make two gold rings for it under the molding on two of its sides; put these on opposite sides of it to be holders for the poles to carry it with.

Exodus 37:27

He made two gold rings for it under the molding on two of its sides; he put these on opposite sides of it to be holders for the poles to carry it with.

Altar of incense » Top of, surrounded with a crown of gold

Exodus 30:3

Overlay its top, all around its sides, and its horns with pure gold; make a gold molding all around it.

Exodus 37:26

He overlaid it, its top, all around its sides, and its horns with pure gold. Then he made a gold molding all around it.

Altar of incense » Dimensions, &c of

Exodus 30:1

“You are to make an altar for the burning of incense; make it of acacia wood.

Exodus 37:25

He made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square, 18 inches long and 18 inches wide; it was 36 inches high. Its horns were of one piece.

Altar of incense » Covered with gold

Exodus 30:3

Overlay its top, all around its sides, and its horns with pure gold; make a gold molding all around it.

Exodus 37:26

He overlaid it, its top, all around its sides, and its horns with pure gold. Then he made a gold molding all around it.

Altar of incense » Punishment for » Unauthorized offering on

2 Chronicles 26:16-19

But when he became strong, he grew arrogant and it led to his own destruction. He acted unfaithfully against the Lord his God by going into the Lord's sanctuary to burn incense on the incense altar. Azariah the priest, along with 80 brave priests of the Lord, went in after him. They took their stand against King Uzziah and said, "Uzziah, you have no right to offer incense to the Lord-only the consecrated priests, the descendants of Aaron, have the right to offer incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have acted unfaithfully! You will not receive honor from the Lord God." read more.
Uzziah, with a censer in his hand to offer incense, was enraged. But when he became enraged with the priests, in the presence of the priests in the Lord's temple beside the altar of incense, a skin disease broke out on his forehead.

Altar of incense » Punishment for » Offering strange fire on

Leviticus 10:1-2

Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu each took his own firepan, put fire in it, placed incense on it, and presented unauthorized fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them [to do]. Then flames leaped from the Lord's presence and burned them to death before the Lord.

Altar of incense » Anointed with holy oil

Exodus 30:26-27

"With it you are to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the testimony, the table with all its utensils, the lampstand with its utensils, the altar of incense,

Altar of incense » Priest » Burned » Incense » Every morning » Every evening

Exodus 30:7-8

Aaron must burn fragrant incense on it; he must burn it every morning when he tends the lamps. When Aaron sets up the lamps at twilight, he must burn incense. There is to be an incense [offering] before the Lord throughout your generations.

Altar of incense » Covered by the priest before removal from the sanctuary

Numbers 4:11

“They are to spread a blue cloth over the gold altar, cover it with a covering made of manatee skin, and insert its poles.

Altar of incense » Called the golden altar

Exodus 39:38

the gold altar; the anointing oil; the fragrant incense; the screen for the entrance to the tent;

Altar of incense » No strange incense nor any sacrifice to be offered on

Exodus 30:9

You must not offer unauthorized incense on it, or a burnt or grain offering; you are not to pour a drink offering on it.

Altar of incense » Staves of, covered with gold

Exodus 30:5

Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.

Drink offering » Not » Poured » Altar of incense

Exodus 30:9

You must not offer unauthorized incense on it, or a burnt or grain offering; you are not to pour a drink offering on it.

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