Aaron Cummings writes: “In response to your post on cherubic faces corresponding to temple furniture. One significant item missing is the golden altar. We know from Hebrews 9:3-4 that the golden altar was a part of the HOH even though it was placed in front of the veil. Thus the altar of continually-burning incense prayer was the ever accessible portion of the HoH. The invisible throne was made present to the priest through prayer (significant lesson, no?). To get back to your post, it seems to me that the golden altar functions as suitable center of the compass. As the leonine man passes out from the heavenly altar, he descends on prayer. The bovine man ascends on prayer. The aquiline man gazes through the eternal smoke of prayer as he looks upon the loavely men. The table elements, associated with incense that was laid on top, are ready to be consumed by the priest, prayer taken down inside man.”
posted by Peter J. Leithart on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 11:07 am
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