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There are four Hebrew words used for basons nearly all referring to the temple service.

1. aggan , 'a cup, bowl, or bason.' Exodus 24:6 .

2. kephor, 'large cup or bowl,' probably for the wine when drunk before the Lord; when blood is spoken of a different word is used. 1 Chronicles 28:17 ; Ezra 1:10 ; Ezra 8:27 .

3. mizraq, 'large bason or bowl,' used for holding the blood that had to be sprinkled, etc. Exodus 27:3 ; Exodus 38:3 ; Numbers 7:13-85 'bowls'; 1 Kings 7:40,45,50 ; 2 Kings 12:13 ; 2 Chronicles 4:8,11,22 ; Nehemiah 7 : 70.

4. saph, 'dish, bowl.' Exodus 12:22 ; 2 Samuel 17:28 ; Jeremiah 52:19 . In the N.T. νιπτήρ, 'large bason,' which our Lord used when he washed the feet of His disciples. John 13:5 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Bason '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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