Laver

“(Heb. kiyor), a “basin” for boiling in, a “pan” for cooking (1″ “Sam. 2:14), a “fire-pan” or hearth (Zech. 12:6), the sacred” “wash-bowl of the tabernacle and temple (Ex. 30:18, 28; 31:9;” “35:16; 38:8; 39:39; 40:7, 11, 30, etc.), a basin for the water” used by the priests in their ablutions. “That which was originally used in the tabernacle was of brass “(rather copper; Heb. nihsheth), made from the metal mirrors the” women brought out of Egypt (Ex. 38:8). It contained water wherewith the priests washed their hands and feet when they entered the tabernacle (40:32). It stood in the court between “the altar and the door of the tabernacle (30:19, 21).” “In the temple there were ten lavers used for the sacrifices, and the molten sea for the ablutions of the priests (2 Chr. 4:6). The position and uses of these are described 1 Kings 7:23-39; 2 “Chr. 4:6. The “molten sea” was made of copper, taken from” “Tibhath and Chun, cities of Hadarezer, king of Zobah (1 Chr.” 18:8; 1 Kings 7:23-26). “No lavers are mentioned in the second temple.

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