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Altars


1. Designed for sacrifice. Ex 20:24.

2. To be made of earth, or unhewn stone. Ex 20:24,25; De 27:5,6.

3. Of brick, hateful to God. Isa 65:3.

4. Natural rocks sometimes used as. Jdj 6:19-21; 13:19,20.

5. Were not to have steps up to them. Ex 20:26.

6. For idolatrous worship, often erected on roofs of houses. 2Ki 23:12; Jer 19:13; 32:29.

7. Idolaters planted groves near. Jdj 6:30; 1Ki 16:32,33; 2Ki 21:3.

8. The Jews not to plant groves near. De 16:21.

9. For idolatrous worship, to be destroyed. Ex 34:13; De 7:5.

10. Probable origin of inscriptions on. De 27:8.

11. Mentioned in scripture

a. Of Noah. Ge 8:20.

b. Of Abraham. Ge 12:7,8; 13:18; 22:9.

c. Of Isaac. Ge 26:25.

d. Of Jacob. Ge 33:20; 35:1,3,7.

e. Of Moses. Ex 17:15; 24:4.

f. Of Balaam. Nu 23:1,14,29.

g. Of Joshua. Jos 8:30,31.

h. Of the temple of Solomon. 2Ch 4:1,19.

i. Of the second temple. Ezr 3:2,3.

j. Of Reubenites, &c east of Jordan. Jos 22:10.

k. Of Gideon. Jdj 6:26,27.

l. Of the people of Israel. Jdj 21:4.

m. Of Samuel. 1Sa 7:17.

n. Of David. 2Sa 24:21,25.

o. Of Jeroboam at Bethel. 1Ki 12:33.

p. Of Ahaz. 2Ki 16:10-12.

q. Of the Athenians. Ac 17:23.

r. For burnt-offering. Ex 27:1-8.

s. For incense. Ex 30:1-6.

12. Protection afforded by. 1Ki 1:50,51.

13. Afforded no protection to murderers. Ex 21:14; 1Ki 2:18-34.