Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Exodus 30:1-10 - Exploded Diagram of The Altar of Incense Offering (Mizbeach ha-Ketoret) Parts

This is an exploded schematic diagram of the Gold plated Altar of Incense (Mizbeach ha-Ketoret). This diagram shows all parts that the Altat consisted of and that are explicitly mentioned in the original text:


Parts are as follows (approximetely from top to bottom):
  1. High Priest's Copper Censer (Exodus 30:6-10 and Leviticus 16:12-13)
  2. Solid gold Crown of the Altar (Exodus 30:3)
  3. Gold plated Altar of Incense with Four Horns (Exodus 30:2-3)
  4. Two solid gold Rings for the Staves (Exodus 30:4)
  5. Two gold plated Staves to carry the Altar of Incense (Exodus 30:5)
And this is a complete full color rendering of the Altar of Incense with all the parts shown on the diagram above:

Please see this page for the latest diagrams of the Altar of Incense and other Tabernacle artefacts and their parts.

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