In contrast to the golden altar of incense in the Tabernacle, there is not much
description given to the one here.
No doubt this is because the details of this altar follow the same
pattern as given to Moses as found in
The altar was made of 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 molding was around the top of the altar.
In contrast to the one in the Tabernacle, this one
probably did not have the two gold rings and carrying poles
since there was no more need to carry it around.
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).