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Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - Exodus 30:1-10

CRITICAL NOTES.—Exodus 30:1. Altar of incense] = Miktar Ketoreth, literally, the incenser of incense, or, to incense incense, because, strictly speaking, this was not an altar, as no sacrifices were offered upon it. It was also called the golden altar (Exodus 39:38; Numbers 4:11) to distinguish it from the altar of burnt-offering which was of less costly materials. There was a special importance attached to this altar from various circumstances. The sweet incense, the symbol of prayer, was... read more

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith Bible Commentary - Exodus 30:1-38

And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of acacia wood shalt thou make it. It's to be eighteen by eighteen, and forty-five inches high ( Exodus 30:1 ).This is a little altar that was set in the holy place, before the veil that separated the holy place from the Holy of Holies.Overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides round about, and the horns thereof; [So it's a little altar only of gold, and it's to burn incense, a sweet smelling savour again before God.] And the... read more

Joseph Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments - Exodus 30:1-38

Exodus 30:6. Before the veil. This altar, formed like the ark, of the incorruptible wood covered over with pure gold, represented the Son of God in human nature; and the incense typified his intercession. The former was placed within the sanctuary, the latter in the court without; for his sacrifice was offered on earth, his intercession is in heaven. But it was not fixed within the most holy place; because the continual intercession of Christ was to be represented by the daily burning of... read more

Samuel Bagster

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge - Exodus 30:4

rings: Exodus 25:12, Exodus 25:14, Exodus 25:27, Exodus 26:29, Exodus 27:4, Exodus 27:7 two corners: Heb. ribs Reciprocal: Exodus 27:6 - staves for the altar read more

Daniel Whedon

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 30:2-5

2-5. Horns… rings… staves In these respects it was fashioned after the manner of the greater altar in the court, and also of some portions of the ark, (Exodus 25:12-15. ) The crown of gold round about is to be understood of a rim or moulding, as that of the ark . See note on Exodus 25:11. The probable form of this altar is exhibited in the annexed cut. read more

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