Scriptural Perspectives On The Altar

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The altar was a significant part of Old Testament worship, serving as a place for ritual sacrifices and symbolizing the presence of God. In the New Testament, Jesus Christ fulfilled and superseded Old Testament sacrifices by his sacrifice on the cross.

The English word altar, which is derived from the Latin altare and probably related to altus ("high"), is defined in Webster's dictionary as "a raised structure or place on which sacrifices are offered or incense is burned in worship. " It is...


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