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Exodus 27:8

    Exodus 27:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Hollow with boards shall you make it: as it was showed you in the mount, so shall they make it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Hollow with planks shalt thou make it: as it hath been showed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The altar is to be hollow, boarded in with wood; make it from the design which you saw on the mountain.

    Webster's Revision

    Hollow with planks shalt thou make it: as it hath been showed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.

    World English Bible

    You shall make it with hollow planks. They shall make it as it has been shown you on the mountain.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Hollow with planks shalt thou make it: as it hath been shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.

    Definitions for Exodus 27:8

    Hollow - Palm; cup.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 27:8

    Hollow with boards - It seems to have been a kind of frame-work, and to have had nothing solid in the inside, and only covered with the grating at the top. This rendered it more light and portable.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 27:8

    Hollow with boards - Slabs, or planks, rather than boards. The word is that which is used for the stone tables of the law Exodus 24:12; Exodus 31:18, not that applied to the boards of the tabernacle Exodus 26:15.

    The brazen altar was a hollow casing, formed of stout acacia planks covered with plates of bronze, seven feet six in length and width and four feet six in height. Jewish as well as Christian authorities have supposed that, when it was fixed for use, it was filled up with earth or rough stones. If we connect this suggestion with the old rule regarding the altar of earth and the altar of stone given in Exodus 20:24-25, the woodwork might in fact be regarded merely as the case of the altar on which the victims were actually burned. The shelf round the sides Exodus 27:5 was required as a stage for the priests to enable them to carry on their work conveniently on the top of the altar. Hence, it is said of Aaron that he came down from the altar Leviticus 9:22. According to rabbinical tradition, there was a slope of earth at the south side banked up for the priest to ascend to the stage (compare Exodus 20:26).