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Holman Bible Dictionary
A shallow, metal cooking utensil. Pans were used for baking bread for family use (2 Samuel 13:9
) or as an offering (Leviticus 2:5
; Leviticus 6:21
; 1 Chronicles 23:29
). Deeper pans were used for boiling meat (1 Samuel 2:14
). NAS used pans to refer to dishes for incense (Numbers 7:14
). NIV mentioned silver pans among Cyrus' gifts for rebuilding the Jerusalem Temple (Ezra 1:9
). In the KJV, an iron pan (NRSV plate) serves as symbol of the coming seige of Jerusalem (Ezekiel 4:3
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Pan'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/p/pan.html. 1991.