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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Censer

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1: θυμιατήριον
(Strong's #2369 — Noun Neuter — thumiaterion — thoo-mee-as-tay'-ree-on )

"a vessel for burning incense" (2 Chronicles 26:19 ; Ezekiel 8:11 ), is found in Hebrews 9:4 .

2: λιβανωτός
(Strong's #3031 — Noun Masculine — libanotos — lib-an-o-tos' )

denotes "frankincense," the gum of the libanos, "the frankincense tree;" in a secondary sense, "a vessel in which to burn incense," Revelation 8:3,5 .

Note: No. 1 derives its significance from the act of burning (thumiao); No. 2 from that which was burned in the vessel.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Censer'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/c/censer.html. 1940.

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