'Altar' in the Bible
Moses built an altar, and he called it "The Lord is my Banner,"
You must make for me an altar made of earth, and you will sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause my name to be honored I will come to you and I will bless you.
If you make me an altar of stone, you must not build it of stones shaped with tools, for if you use your tool on it you have defiled it.
And you must not go up by steps to my altar, so that your nakedness is not exposed.'
But if a man willfully attacks his neighbor to kill him cunningly, you will take him even from my altar that he may die.
and Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. Early in the morning he built an altar at the foot of the mountain and arranged twelve standing stones -- according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Moses took half of the blood and put it in bowls, and half of the blood he splashed on the altar.
"You are to make the altar of acacia wood, seven feet six inches long, and seven feet six inches wide; the altar is to be square, and its height is to be four feet six inches.
You are to put it under the ledge of the altar below, so that the network will come halfway up the altar.
You are to make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and you are to overlay them with bronze.
The poles are to be put into the rings so that the poles will be on two sides of the altar when carrying it.
You are to make the altar hollow, out of boards. Just as it was shown you on the mountain, so they must make it.
These must be on Aaron and his sons when they enter to the tent of meeting, or when they approach the altar to minister in the Holy Place, so that they bear no iniquity and die. It is to be a perpetual ordinance for him and for his descendants after him.
and take some of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger; all the rest of the blood you are to pour out at the base of the altar.
You are to take all the fat that covers the entrails, and the lobe that is above the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar.
and you are to kill the ram and take its blood and splash it all around on the altar.
and burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the Lord, a soothing aroma; it is an offering made by fire to the Lord.
and you are to kill the ram and take some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron, on the tip of the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of their right hand, and on the big toe of their right foot, and then splash the blood all around on the altar.
You are to take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil and sprinkle it on Aaron, on his garments, on his sons, and on his sons' garments with him, so that he may be holy, he and his garments along with his sons and his sons' garments.
Then you are to take them from their hands and burn them on the altar for a burnt offering, for a soothing aroma before the Lord. It is an offering made by fire to the Lord.
Every day you are to prepare a bull for a purification offering for atonement. You are to purge the altar by making atonement for it, and you are to anoint it to set it apart as holy.
For seven days you are to make atonement for the altar and set it apart as holy. Then the altar will be most holy. Anything that touches the altar will be holy.
"Now this is what you are to prepare on the altar every day continually: two lambs a year old.
"So I will set apart as holy the tent of meeting and the altar, and I will set apart as holy Aaron and his sons, that they may minister as priests to me.
"You are to make an altar for burning incense; you are to make it of acacia wood.
"You are also to make a large bronze basin with a bronze stand for washing. You are to put it between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it,
When they enter the tent of meeting, they must wash with water so that they do not die. Also, when they approach the altar to minister by burning incense as an offering made by fire to the Lord,
the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and its utensils, the altar of incense,
the altar for the burnt offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its base.
the table with its utensils, the pure lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of incense,
the altar for the burnt offering with all its utensils, the large basin with its base,
When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it, and Aaron made a proclamation and said, "Tomorrow will be a feast to the Lord."
and the altar of incense with its poles, the anointing oil, and the fragrant incense; the hanging for the door at the entrance of the tabernacle;
the altar for the burnt offering with its bronze grating that is on it, its poles, and all its utensils; the large basin and its pedestal;
He made the incense altar of acacia wood. Its length was a foot and a half and its width a foot and a half -- a square -- and its height was three feet. Its horns were of one piece with it.
He made the altar for the burnt offering of acacia wood seven feet six inches long and seven feet six inches wide -- it was square -- and its height was four feet six inches.
He made all the utensils of the altar -- the pots, the shovels, the tossing bowls, the meat hooks, and the fire pans -- he made all its utensils of bronze.
He made a grating for the altar, a network of bronze under its ledge, halfway up from the bottom.
He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to carry it. He made the altar hollow, out of boards.
With it he made the bases for the door of the tent of meeting, the bronze altar, the bronze grating for it, and all the utensils of the altar,
and the gold altar, and the anointing oil, and the fragrant incense; and the curtain for the entrance to the tent;
the bronze altar and its bronze grating, its poles, and all its utensils; the large basin with its pedestal;
You are to put the gold altar for incense in front of the ark of the testimony and put the curtain at the entrance to the tabernacle.
You are to put the altar for the burnt offering in front of the entrance to the tabernacle, the tent of meeting.
You are to put the large basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it.
Then you are to anoint the altar for the burnt offering with all its utensils; you are to sanctify the altar, and it will be the most holy altar.
And he put the gold altar in the tent of meeting in front of the curtain,
He also put the altar for the burnt offering by the entrance to the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, and offered on it the burnt offering and the meal offering, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Then he put the large basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing.
Whenever they entered the tent of meeting, and whenever they approached the altar, they would wash, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
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