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Morrish Bible Dictionary

The Altar of Incense

was made of shittim wood, overlaid with pure gold. Exodus 30:1-5; Exodus 37:25-28 . It was in length and in breadth 1 cubit, and in height 2 cubits. In Solomon's temple this altar was made of cedar overlaid with gold, but its size is not given. In the temple described by Ezekiel the altar of incense is 2 cubits in length, and 3 cubits in height. Ezekiel 41:22 . The Altar of Incense is also called the GOLDEN ALTAR. Its situation was in the holy place, with the golden candlestick and the table of showbread. On this altar holy incense was to be burnt both morning and evening, typical of the Lord Jesus being a perpetual sweet savour to God. It was by the side of this altar that the angel appeared to Zacharias when he announced the conception and birth of John the Baptist. Luke 1:11 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'The Altar of Incense'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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