The Temple Institute: In-Depth Temple Study: The Mizbeach
 
The Mizbeach

The offerings were sacrificed on the mizbeach and hence its name Mizbeach Ha'ola," the altar of the burnt-offering." The exact location of the mizbeach has important halachic, spiritual and historical significance. According to tradition, Adam, the first man, was created from earth taken from this spot. Adam later built his altar here; after the flood, Noah built an altar on this same spot, and this was the location of the binding of Isaac. (Alternate view.) 
Contents:   Part I,    Part II,    Part III,    Part IV,    Part V,    Part VI,    Part VII