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one of the vessels of the temple service. (Exodus 27:3 ; 38:3 ; 2 Kings 25:15 ; Jeremiah 52:19 ) The same word is elsewhere rendered "snuff-dish," (Exodus 25:38 ; 37:23 ; Numbers 4:9 ) and "censer." (Leviticus 10:1 ; 16:12 ; Numbers 16:6 ) ff. There appear, therefore, to have been two articles so called: one, like a chafing-dish, to carry live coals for the purpose of burning incense; another, like a snuffer-dish, to be used in trimming the lamps, in order to carry the snuffers and convey away the snuff.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Firepan,'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. 1901.

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