The altar was made of acacia wood and overlaid with gold. It was 1 cubit (1.5 feet) square, and 2 cubits (3 feet) high. It also had four horns on its four corners, signifying power, authority and kingship. A gold crown was around the top of the altar. It had two gold rings and carrying poles. The priest had to burn incense at this altar in the morning and at twilight. The rising smoke from the burning incense symbolized the prayers offered to God (Psalm 141:2; Revelation 5:8).   More...