1:50 horns of the altar. These were projections resembling horns at the four corners on the top of the altar (Ex. 27:2; 29:12; Lev. 4:7; Ps. 118:27). The place of sacrifice was sacred, and Adonijah was seeking sanctuary there before God in the hope that he would not be killed (Ex. 21:12–14; 1 Kin. 2:28–34).