Altar - EasyEnglish Bible Dictionary

EasyEnglish homepage | Bible Dictionary index

Easy English definition for 'altar':

altar ~ (A) ~ a high table with a flat top to put a sacrifice on to God or to a false god.

altar ~ (A) ~ a table (usually stone) for people to burn animal and other gifts as a sacrifice to God or false gods; a high table with a flat top to put a sacrifice on to God or a false god; the 'holy table'.

altar ~ (A) ~ part of the temple .

altar ~ (A) ~ special table for people to burn animals or other gifts which they offer to God.

altar ~ (A) ~ table of stone or metal on which they burned gifts to God ( sacrifices ).

altar ~ (B) ~ a table (usually stone) where the priests burned animals and gave other gifts as a sacrifice to God or false gods; a high structure with a flat top on which to put a sacrifice to God or a false god; the 'holy table'.

altar ~ (B) ~ table on which to make offerings to God.

altar ~ (B) ~ the special table, where they burnt animals or other gifts that people offered to God.

More information: 'altar' in the Bible (from over 100 free online books). Our level (A) definitions are simpler than level (B).

The Easy English Bible is a simple translation of many Bible books. We also have many Bible Commentaries online.

1999-2005, Wycliffe Associates (UK)