Now when these things were thus prepared, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
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George Leo Haydock
The rites of the sacrifices. The priests, as he tells us, entered every day, that is, by turns, (see Luke i. 5.) to make the offering of incense morning and night, also to change the loaves, take care of the lamps But we must not think that they offered in that place victims or holocausts of sheep, lambs, oxen This was not done in any part of the sanctuary, neither before nor after the building of the temple, but in a place or court adjoining the tabernacle, upon a large altar of five cubits long and as many broad. See Exodus xxvii. and xxxviii. (Witham)