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Grating, Grate

GRATING, GRATE (Heb. resheth). A copper network, moved by a copper ring at each corner and placed under the top of the great altar (Exod.27.4; Exod.35.16; Exod.38.4-Exod.38.5). It reached halfway up the altar and allowed a draft to enhance the burning of the sacrifices. It also allowed the ashes to fall to the ground below for easy removal.