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Exodus 37:25-28

The Making of the Altar of Incense

37:25 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. 1  37:26 He overlaid it with pure gold – its top, 2  its four walls, 3  and its horns – and he made a surrounding border of gold for it. 4  37:27 He also made 5  two gold rings for it under its border, on its two sides, on opposite sides, 6  as places 7  for poles to carry it with. 37:28 He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.

1 tn Heb “from it were its horns,” meaning that they were made from the same piece.

2 tn Heb “roof.”

3 tn Heb “its walls around.”

4 tn Heb “and he made for it border gold around.”

5 tn Heb “and he made.”

6 sn Since it was a small altar, it needed only two rings, one on either side, in order to be carried. The second mention of their location clarifies that they should be on the sides, the right and the left, as one approached the altar.

7 tn Heb “for houses.”

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