Exodus 27:1-8 CSB

The Altar of Burnt Offering

1 "You are to construct the altar of acacia wood. The altar must be square, seven and a half feet long, and seven and a half feet wide;a it must be four and a half feet high.b

References for Exodus 27:1

    • a 27:1 - Lit five cubits in length and five cubits in width
    • b 27:1 - Lit wide; and its height three cubits
      2 Make horns for it on its four corners; the horns are to be of one piece.c Overlay it with bronze.

      References for Exodus 27:2

        • c 27:2 - Lit piece with it
          3 Make its pots for removing ashes, and its shovels, basins, meat forks, and firepans; make all its utensils of bronze.
          4 Construct a grate for it of bronze mesh, and make four bronze rings on the mesh at its four corners.
          5 Set it below, under the altar's ledge,d so that the mesh comes halfway upe the altar.

          References for Exodus 27:5

            • d 27:5 - Perhaps a ledge around the altar on which the priests could stand; Lv 9:22
            • e 27:5 - Or altar's rim, so that the grid comes halfway down
              6 Then make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze.
              7 The poles are to be inserted into the rings, so that the poles are on two sides of the altar when it is carried.
              8 Construct the altar with boards so that it is hollow. They are to make it just as it was shown to you on the mountain.