Solomon's Temple Altar


The Altar in Solomon's Temple was made of bronze and had steps leading up to it. Under the law of Moses (Exodus 20.26) it was forbidden to make steps to go up to the altar, to prevent the nakedness of the priests from being seen. This would happen happens only if ladders are used. The word "steps" in Hebrew simply means "going up." Ezek. 43:17 mentions that "the steps of the altar face east.” In Temple architecture steps were permitted to be used, as long as the incline was not too steep.
Five small lavers (basins) stood between the Altar and the Porch of the Temple and another five stood further to the north (1 Kings 7.38-43; 2 Chronicles 4.6,14).

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