"Make an Altar of acacia wood. Make it seven and a half feet square and four and a half feet high.
Make horns at each of the four corners. The horns are to be of one piece with the Altar and covered with a veneer of bronze.
Make buckets for removing the ashes, along with shovels, basins, forks, and fire pans. Make all these utensils from bronze.
Make a grate of bronze mesh and attach bronze rings at each of the four corners.
Put the grate under the ledge of the Altar at the halfway point of the Altar.
Make acacia wood poles for the Altar and cover them with a veneer of bronze.
Insert the poles through the rings on the two sides of the Altar for carrying.
Use boards to make the Altar, keeping the interior hollow. The Courtyard
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