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Firepan


Firepan, one of the vessels of the temple service. Ex. 27:3; 38:3; 2 Kings 25:15; Jer. 52:19. The same word is elsewhere rendered “snuff-dish,” Ex. 25:38; 37:23; Num. 4:9, and “censer.” Lev. 10:1; 16:12; Num. 16:6ff. 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.