The Altar of Incense
"You shall make a an altar to burn incense on; you shall make it of acacia wood.
"A cubit shall be its length and a cubit its width - it shall be square - and two cubits shall be its height. Its horns shall be of one piece with it.
"And you shall overlay its top, its sides all around, and its horns with pure gold; and you shall make for it a molding of gold all around.
"Two gold rings you shall make for it, under the molding on both its sides. You shall place them on its two sides, and they will be holders for the poles with which to bear it.
"You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.
"And you shall put it before the b veil that is before the ark of the Testimony, before the c mercy seat that is over the Testimony, where I will meet with you.
"Aaron shall burn on it d sweet incense every morning; when e he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it.
"And when Aaron lights the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense on it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
"You shall not offer f strange incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering; nor shall you pour a drink offering on it.
"And g Aaron shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement; once a year he shall make atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most holy to the LORD."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Exodus 37:25 - 29
He made the incense altar of acacia wood. Its length was a cubit and its width a cubit - it was square - and two cubits was its height. Its horns were of one piece with it.
Exodus 26:31 - 35
You shall make a veil woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen. It shall be woven with an artistic design of cherubim.
You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you.
And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.
And the LORD said to Moses: "Take sweet spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, and pure frankincense with these sweet spices; there shall be equal amounts of each.
1 Samuel 2:28
Did I not choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be My priest, to offer upon My altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod before Me? And did I not give to the house of your father all the offerings of the children of Israel made by fire?
1 Chronicles 23:13
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron was set apart, he and his sons forever, that he should sanctify the most holy things, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister to Him, and to give the blessing in His name forever.
According to the custom of the priesthood, his lot fell to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
And you shall command the children of Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually.
In the tabernacle of meeting, outside the veil which is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening until morning before the LORD. It shall be a statute forever to their generations on behalf of the children of Israel.
Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them.
Leviticus 16:3 - 34
Thus Aaron shall come into the Holy Place: with the blood of a young bull as a sin offering, and of a ram as a burnt offering.