shovel

shovel

An implement for clearing ashes from the tabernacle’s outer altar. The altar shovels were made of copper (Exod 27:3; Exod 38:3). The ashes were scooped up in them and apparently placed in copper pots (Exod 27:3), which were then carried outside the camp and emptied at the cultic ash dump (Lev 6:10-11). Solomon’s Temple also had copper shovels for its burnt-offering altar (1Kgs 7:40; 1Kgs 7:45; 2Chr 4:11; 2Chr 4:16). When Jerusalem fell, the Babylonians took these as spoil (2Kgs 25:14; Jer 52:18).

Exod 27:3

3You shall make pots for it to receive its ashes, and shovels and basins and forks and firepans; you shall make all its utensils of bronze.

Exod 38:3

3He made all the utensils of the altar, the pots, the shovels, the basins, the forks, and the firepans: all its utensils he made of bronze.

Exod 27:3

3You shall make pots for it to receive its ashes, and shovels and basins and forks and firepans; you shall make all its utensils of bronze.

Lev 6:10-11

10The priest shall put on his linen vestments after putting on his linen undergarments next to his body; and he shall take up the ashes to which the fire has re ... View more

1Kgs 7:40

40Hiram also made the pots, the shovels, and the basins. So Hiram finished all the work that he did for King Solomon on the house of the Lord:

1Kgs 7:45

45The pots, the shovels, and the basins, all these vessels that Hiram made for King Solomon for the house of the Lord were of burnished bronze.

2Chr 4:11

11And Huram made the pots, the shovels, and the basins. Thus Huram finished the work that he did for King Solomon on the house of God:

2Chr 4:16

16The pots, the shovels, the forks, and all the equipment for these Huram-abi made of burnished bronze for King Solomon for the house of the Lord.

2Kgs 25:14

14They took away the pots, the shovels, the snuffers, the dishes for incense, and all the bronze vessels used in the temple service,

Jer 52:18

18They took away the pots, the shovels, the snuffers, the basins, the ladles, and all the vessels of bronze used in the temple service.

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