And these are the measurements of the altar by cubits: The cubit is a cubit and a handbreadth; the base shall be a cubit high, and the width a cubit, and its rim all around its edge shall be a span: and this shall be the height of the altar.
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George Leo Haydock
By. Hebrew, "by cubits. "This cubit is a common cubit The Babylonian, (Haydock) or sacred one, was a palm longer. (Worthington) (Chap. xl. 5.)
Breadth. It was the same as the depth, being designed to convey the blood by a conduit to the torrent Cedron.
Trench, or bottom aforesaid. Septuagint, "the height. "(Haydock)
Chaldean, "disposition of the altar "which seems best.