New American Standard Bible
"The altar hearth shall be four cubits; and from the altar hearth shall extend upwards four horns.
King James Bible
So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and upward shall be four horns.
Darby Bible Translation
And the upper altar was four cubits; and from the hearth of �God and upward were four horns.
World English Bible
The upper altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar hearth and upward there shall be four horns.
Young's Literal Translation
And the altar is four cubits, and from the altar and upward are four horns.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The altar ... the altar - See the margin. The two words may denote, the first a square block (N) placed upon the upper settle, the second a slab (O), the thickness of which is not given, from which rose four horns Exodus 27:2; and to which it seems probable that the victims of sacrifice were at times bound. Psalm 118:27. Why the names Harel and Ariel were used must be conjectural. Mount of God may have been a title naturally given to the place of sacrifice as elsewhere to the place of worship Ezekiel 40:2; Lion of God was a term used for the Holy City itself Isaiah 29:1.
To a modern taste, Ezekiel does not appeal anything like so powerfully as Isaiah or Jeremiah. He has neither the majesty of the one nor the tenderness and passion of the other. There is much in him that is fantastic, and much that is ritualistic. His imaginations border sometimes on the grotesque and sometimes on the mechanical. Yet he is a historical figure of the first importance; it was very largely from him that Judaism received the ecclesiastical impulse by which for centuries it was powerfully …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"You shall make its horns on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it, and you shall overlay it with bronze.
Aaron's sons presented the blood to him; and he dipped his finger in the blood and put some on the horns of the altar, and poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
1 Kings 1:50
And Adonijah was afraid of Solomon, and he arose, went and took hold of the horns of the altar.
The LORD is God, and He has given us light; Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
'You shall take some of its blood and put it on its four horns and on the four corners of the ledge and on the border round about; thus you shall cleanse it and make atonement for it.
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