Four corners of the earth and of the altar

I just noticed this morning that there seem to be two principle uses of the phrase “four corners” in the scriptures. First is the gathering of Israel. They’ll be scattered to and gathered from “the four corners of the earth” (e.g., Isa. 11:12). Second is the altar of sacrifice in the tabernacle (and later the temple). The Lord instructed the Israelites to create horns on “the four corners of [the...

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