Pan

A vessel of metal or earthenware used in culinary operations; a cooking-pan or frying-pan frequently referred to in the Old “Testament (Lev. 2:5; 6:21; Num. 11:8; 1 Sam. 2:14, etc.).” “The “ash-pans” mentioned in Ex. 27:3 were made of copper, and were used in connection with the altar of burnt-offering. The “iron pan mentioned in Ezek. 4:3 (marg., “flat plate ” or” slice) was probably a mere plate of iron used for baking. The fire-pans of Ex. 27:3 were fire-shovels used for taking up “coals. The same Hebrew word is rendered “snuff-dishes” (25:38;” “37:23) and “censers” (Lev. 10:1; 16:12; Num. 4:14, etc.). These” were probably simply metal vessels employed for carrying burning embers from the brazen altar to the altar of incense. “The “frying-pan” mentioned in Lev. 2:7; 7:9 was a pot for boiling.

“(Ezek. 27:17; marg. R.V., “perhaps a kind of confection”) the” Jews explain as the name of a kind of sweet pastry. Others take “it as the name of some place, identifying it with Pingi, on the” “road between Damascus and Baalbec. “Pannaga” is the Sanscrit” name of an aromatic plant (comp. Gen. 43:11).

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