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        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
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Pan' Eastons Bible Dictionary". - Eastons; 1897.

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