Simpang Borobudur no 27 Malang
the arrangement of the Tabernaclel

Exodus 27: 1-8
Exodus 38: 1-8
Imamat 6: 8-13


  1. Two staves/poles of shatter wood overlaid with brass
  2. Four horns overlaid with brass upon its four corners
  3. A grate of brazen network
  4. An altar of shittim/acasia wood overlaid entirely with brass

The Altar of Burnt Offerings was a square altar of shittim/acasia wood with the following measurements:

  • Length: 5 cubits
  • Width: 5 cubits
  • Height: 3 cubits

There are 4 horns overlaid with brass on its four corners. In the midst of the altar was a grate of brazen network with 4 brazen rings at its four corners. It was set under the ledge of the altar so that it extended hallway down the altar.

2 staves/poles of shittim/acasia wood overlaid with brass were inserted into the rings so that they would be on the two sides of the altar when it was carried.

The pans, the shovels, the basins, the flesh hooks/forks, and the fire pans were all made of brass.

The spiritual connotation of the Altar of Burnt Offerings is the CROSS-where Jesus sacrificed Himself.

The Altar of Burnt Offerings also refers to the BLOOD BAPTISM (original text of Revelation 1:5b), which eradicates sin.


The word ALTAR means:

  1. a place of slaughter (“MISBEACH” in Hebrew)
  2. a high place/an elevated place (“ALTARE” in Greek)
  3. a fireplace

The Cross-was the place where the Lamb of God was slain (Isaiah 53:7; Acts 8:32; Revelation 5:8-9) and (the place where He was) lifted up to save and draw those who believe (John 3:14-15; 12:32-33)

The Altar was made of shittim/acasia wood overlaid with brass.

BRASS denotes God’s judgment (vengeance). The hard, blackish shittim/acasia wood refers to man’s sinfulness, which deserves God’s Judgment.

God hates sin, but He loves the sinner, for He is a Just/Righteous God.

Sermon transcript from church service in Malang and Surabaya, preached by Pastor Widjaja Hendra.

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