Lesson 9:     Furniture of The Tabernacle - The Bronze Alter





Today’s Key Word is Atone – Make amends for.

To make At-one when two have been split


Bronze Altar


The bronze alter was made of Acacia Wood overlaid with bronze.

Its dimensions were 3 Cubits High, 5 Cubits Long & 5 Cubits Wide.

It had a Bronze Grating and 4 Horns, one on each corner.

It was carried on 2 Carrying Poles overlaid with Bronze, which were inserted into 4 Bronze Rings. The implements for the alter were Shovels, Meat Forks, Fire Pans, Sprinkling Bowls and Pots, These were all overlaid with bronze.
Sword Drill Exodus 27 1-6


Today’s Reading Philippians 2:5 – 8

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus, Who, being in very nature of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death even death on a cross!

Furniture of The Tabernacle - The Bronze Alter


The bronze Alter is where the animal and food sacrifices were offered to God. There were 2 types of sacrifices offered


Blood Sacrifices
The animals that were sacrificed on the alter
Lambs – Rams - Goats
Young Bulls - Heifers
Turtle Doves
Bloodless Grain Sacrifices
The grain products offered and burnt up on the alter

Fine Flour




We will look at the sacrifices in lesson 16.


A person approached the gate of the Tabernacle with their sacrifice to be offered.





The sacrifice would be presented to the priest at the entrance gate and the priest would inspect the animal before accepting it.

The animal presented for sacrifice had to be a perfect animal, without any marks or blemishes. The animal would be prepared for sacrifice. Some times the whole animal was offered as a whole burnt offering, sometimes just certain parts would be sacrificed and other parts would be eaten or burnt outside the camp of Israel.


If the whole animal was to be sacrificed, the animal was to be a young male bull. If the whole animal to be sacrificed was acceptable to The Lord, the offerer laid one hand on the head of the animal and the animal was then slaughtered. This was to make atonement with God for the guilt of the sin. The person then went free before God.


The young bull was slaughtered by the offerer, Aaron’s sons took the blood and sprinkled some of the blood against all the sides of the alter. The offerer then skinned the young bull and cut the offering into pieces and washed the inner parts and the legs.  Aarons sons arrange the wood on the alter and then laid the pieces on the burning wood. The fire was always alight and never went out.

Sword Drill Leviticus 1:17


Furniture of The Tabernacle - The Bronze Alter


“It is a burnt offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to The Lord”

Sword Drill Leviticus 1: 1 – 9


Sword Drill John 3:36      Sword Drill John 3:18

This all took place and was authorized by God as a way of temporarily satisfying God for mans sinfulness during “The Time of Israel”. The animal sacrifice was a temporary sacrifice only until the One and Only effective sacrifice was come (Jesus Christ) and paid the debt of every ones sins, past, present and future. The animal sacrifice was a temporary sacrifice and could not take away sin and was to show (a prophecy) what would take place at a future time when God The Father would judge all of our sins in His Son on the cross.

Sword Drill 1 Peter 3:24 & 2 Corinthians 5:21 &1 John 2:2



The meaning for these sacrificial offerings is found in the passage of scripture below!

    Sword Drill: Philippians 2: 6 – 8


(Please fill in the blanks)

“Who being in ___________ God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped but ________ Himself nothing (of no reputation), taking the very nature of a ___________, being made in human likeness, and being found in appearance as a man, He ___________ Himself and became obedient to death, even the death on a ______”.

   Sword Drill: Hebrews 10:5-7

Therefore when _______ came into the world, He said


“_________ and _________You did not desire but a _______you prepared for me; with_________offerings and _____ offerings

You were _________pleased. Then I said, “Here I am, it is written about me in the ________ I have come to do your ______”


Furniture of The Tabernacle - The Bronze Alter


All these Sacrifices were pointing towards the sacrifice of God’s Son on the alter of the cross, on our behalf and in our place.


God The Father attributed and judged all yours and my Past SINS      Present SINS and Future SINS

To His perfect Son Jesus Christ, on the cross



Sword Drill: John 3:16

“God loved the world so much that He Gave His only begotten Son, that

___________________________ in Him, shall not perish but have eternal Life”


Sword Drill: 2 Corinthians 5:21


“God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us”


Sword Drill: 1 Peter 2:24

“He ___________ bore our sins in His body on the tree, So that we might die to sins and live for Righteousness. By His ___________ we are healed. (sewn back together with God forever)


Sword Drill: Jeremiah 31:34


“I will forgive their wickedness and remember your sins no more”



Command and Promise from God - To You!

“Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved”

Sword Drill: Acts 16:31


Promise from God - To You!

Jesus said “I am the gate (door) whoever enters through Me Will be saved. He will come in and go out and find pasture”

Sword Drill: John 10:9



Dear Heavenly Father:

Thank You for sacrificing Your only Son for us all. Thank You that He came and carried and was punished for all my sins, and through believing in Him I can have Your life and live with you forever.


I thank You in The Name of Jesus Christ.




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