In the inner court was the great altar of bronze. Fire was kept burning upon the altar continually, it must not go out. Its measurements were 20 cubits (30 feet) square, and 10 cubits (15 feet) high, made after the pattern in the Tabernacle. It had horns at its four corner, signifying strength and salvation. It was on this altar that the five offerings were made.

Bronze reminds us of God's judgement. The Bronze Altar therefore speaks of Jesus bearing the judgement of God for our sins.