The use of some sort of pulpit dates back to Old Testament times as I observed it was first mentioned in Nehemiah 8:4:
And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose. (KJV)
I observed that before Nehemiah, preachers didn't use any sort of pulpit. I also observed that the Lord Jesus did not have any need for pulpit in his days and the first-century Christian churches did not use pulpits either.
In recent times, however, we are beginning to witness the presence of a pulpit in virtually every church sanctuary. So, are pulpits Scriptural requirements for preaching during Christian corporate worship?