The text reads: “Published on Dec 12, 2018 – Messianic Rabbi Zev Porat joins us via Skype from Jerusalem to explain the significance of the secretive ceremony performed by the Sanhedrin near the walls of the Old City Monday, the final day of Hanukkah, to consecrate a stone altar for the future Third Temple.”

Jewish Temple Altar Rebuilt, Ready for Use

Rendering of the Jewish priests performing the ritual service on the altar in the Jewish Temple.

The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has announced that it has finished building an altar suitable for the Temple service. The altar, which took several years to build, can be operational at little more than a moment’s notice, reported Matzav Haruach magazine.

The Temple Institute is committed to preparing all the necessary clothing and tools for the rebuilt Holy Temple in Jerusalem. In addition, the institute operates an educational center for visitors and a preparatory training program for members of the priestly family who wish to be ready to serve as soon as the Temple is rebuilt.

The altar is a central component to the Biblical sacrificial service. In fact, there were separate altars for the incense and for other sacrifices.

The larger altar sat in the outer courtyard of the Tabernacle, and later the Temple. It was approximately five meters (16 feet) tall and 16 meters (52.5 feet) wide, with four “horns”, or raised corners, and a ramp.


According to the Bible, the altar may not be made out of stones hewn by metal implements. The altar prepared by the Temple Institute, under the direction of architect Rabbi Shmuel Balsam, follows this requirement.

It is constructed instead from bricks fired at roughly 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,832 degrees Fahrenheit), to withstand the immense heat of the Temple’s eternal flame and the weight of the sacrificial animals. Its measurements conform to the interpretation of Maimonides.

What makes the altar so unique is that it can be disassembled and reassembled easily, allowing it to be transported quickly and efficiently from its current location, on display at the institute, to the Temple Mount when the time comes. It was inaugurated in December 2014 and is now ready for use. With Passover around the corner, and the Passover sacrifice a central component of the traditional celebration, perhaps that time will come soon!

Editors note: New details have been released about the construction of the altar. To find out more, click here.


  1. jacqueline says:

    Thanks Rena, some good points.

  2. Rena Luecking aka Just Stay Sweet and Good says:

    If we take the statements at face value on what constitutes the 144,000 we find definite qualifying statements about them. #1 They were virgins. No self respecting Jew would have been a virgin. It is a requirement to procreate according to Genesis. This idea of a superior position because of abstinence came into Greek culture when Alexander came back from the far East an was falsely impressed with the asceticism of the monks he encountered there. The Catholic Church picked it up an appropriated it into their system of celibate priesthood and accompanying celibate female nuns. Rev. 14:4 also says they were the “firstfruits”, and other scriptures support the position that that was exclusively the “first fruits” that Jesus began harvesting at the last supper because they followed “the Lamb” where ever he went. The list is not the list that was born to Jacob but reflects a list of only the faithful. I could go on, and on .

  3. jacqueline says:

    Rena do you know while looking up more on Jacobs trouble I hoped tofind that the Holocaust was the “double” instead of future events.
    One out of three Jews were slaughtered in the Holocaust! Yet the coming tribulation is said to be worst! It brings tears to my eyes to think Jacob has more coming? I hope it was the Holocaust but it doesn’t look as if it fits.
    One thing tho, it assures us that the Jews are still Jehovah’s people because Satan tries to annihilate them and keep them in fear. I believe that the “Bride class nationality is contrasted withe the many nationalities of the Great Multitude, not the small and big number.
    Their reward will be great as the stars of heaven and the sands of Earth brings peace and glory to man.
    I believe Revelation when it gives 3 points to prove the Jews are the 144,000. It says Jews’ tribes and how many from each tribe. 3 normally seals the thing said. So if this is right they will be glorified to the whole Earth and angels. I would love to attend their marriage feast.
    Do you have any thoughts on that. Mine are just my brain understanding the Bible with help only from Holy Spirit. Take care

  4. Rena Lucking says:

    IN his day, any aggressive action can be taken from anywhere in the world with all of the long range warfare available. Thats why the Korean president was strutting around so much, just to show off his abilities, a while back. Its called sword rattling. People are sure showing where their loyalties are however. We know where Jehovah God’s loyalties are because of all of his promises to natural Israel for the future. Romans 11. God is not a man that he should lie. I have always been impressed with a movie called “The Quarrel” about two Holocast survivors who have a great big argument about the existence of God. The main character, who has lost his faith said: “I know one thing God is going to have to apologize to us for the Holocast” The pain in his voice we all felt.

  5. jacqueline says:

    Some of you may not have seen these articles on Israel that happened this week.
    Most have heard that the US president has said he will take troops out of Israel and his defense minister resigned!
    Russia can go in and Iran and Syria can surround Israel and there are no troops in the middle east to go help her.
    Could this be “Hooks being put in their Jaws” to drag them toward Armageddon.

    PS: Please check your bibles carefully, there is no war of Armageddon it is a place to let us know where the chief concern will be Megiddo. Rev 16:15,16
    It is the War of the Great Day of God Almighty but no battle of Armageddon. Just a note of how we have to not be sloppy with the scriptures now because things that seem to be the same,we are finding are not. ie Matt 24 chapter has future events that Luke 21 does not. It looks the same but different. Just what I see, could be wrong.

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