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A small vessel made of metal, to contain burning coals from the altar, on which incense was sprinkled by the priest, that a cloud of incense might arise therefrom. Leviticus 10:1 ; Leviticus 16:12 . Solomon made some of gold. 1 Kings 7:50 ; 2 Chronicles 4:22 ; Hebrews 9:4 ; Revelation 8:3,5 . The same word is used when the company of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram were put to the test; the censers were probably hastily constructed ones, for 250 were needed. Aaron ran with a censer and incense between the living and the dead, and the plague was stayed. Numbers 16:6-48 . The same Hebrew word is translated 'fire-pan' in Exodus 27:3 ; Exodus 38:3 ; 2 Kings 25:15 ; Jeremiah 52:19 .

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

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