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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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is the rendering, in the A. V., of צְפַיחַת, tsephichith (from צָפִח, to flatten), a pancake (Exodus 16:31), and of רָקַיק, rakik (from רָקִק, to make thin), a cake (29:2, 23; Leviticus 2:4; Leviticus 7:12; Leviticus 8:26; Numbers 6:15; Numbers 6:19; 1 Chronicles 23:29). (See BAKE). We learn from the above passages that such thin cakes made of fine flour, usually without leaven, and anointed with oil, were used by the Hebrews in connection with their offerings. (See SACRIFICE). The custom, to some extent, is still maintained by the Jews. (See PASSOVER).


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Wafer'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/w/wafer.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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