The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleNumbers 16:39
And Eleazar the priest took the brazen censers…
of which these censers were made is particularly observed, to show that
they were fit for the use they were ordered to be put unto, namely, for
a covering of the altar of burnt offering, which was covered with
brass, that being very suitable, since fire was continually burning on
it; and by this it appears that these censers were different from those
of Aaron and his sons, for theirs were silver ones; the high priest on
the day of atonement indeed made use of golden one, but at all other
times he used a silver one F2; and so did the common priests every
day, morning and night, when they offered incense F3,
wherewith they that were burnt had offered;
the two hundred fifty men
burnt with fire from the Lord, having offered incense to him with the
and they were made broad [plates for] a covering of the altar;
Eleazar, but by workmen skilled in the art of drawing or beating any
kind of metal into thin plates, by the direction and order of Eleazar.
F2 Misn. Yoma, c. 4. sect. 4.
F3 Misn. Tamid, c. 5. sect. 5.