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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Furnace

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Furnace. Various kinds of furnaces are noticed in the Bible, such as...

a smelting or calcining furnace, Genesis 19:28; Exodus 9:8; Exodus 9:10; Exodus 19:18,

especially a lime-kiln, Isaiah 33:12; Amos 2:1,

a refining furnace, Proverbs 17:3,

Nebuchadnezzar's furnace, a large furnace built like a brick-kiln, Daniel 3:22-23, with two openings one at the top for putting in the materials, and another below for removing them;

the potter's furnace, Sirach 27:5;

the blacksmith's furnace. Sirach 38:28.

The Persians were in the habit of using the furnace as a means of inflicting punishment. Daniel 3:22-23; Jeremiah 29:22.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Furnace'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/f/furnace.html. 1901.

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