You shall build the altar of the LORD your God with uncut stones and offer upon it burnt offerings to the LORD your God.
Cross ReferencesExodus 20:25
Now if you make an altar of stones for Me, you must not build it with stones shaped by tools; for if you use a chisel on it, you will defile it.
Moreover, you shall build there an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones. You must not use any iron tool on them.
There you are to sacrifice your peace offerings, eating them and rejoicing in the presence of the LORD your God.
1 Kings 6:7
The temple was constructed using finished stones cut at the quarry, so that no hammer, chisel, or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.
Chapter Outline1. The people are commanded to write the law upon stones
5. and to build an altar of whole stones
11. The tribes to be divided on Gerizim and Ebal
14. The curses to be pronounced on mount Ebal
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