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

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Exod 38:3

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Exod 27:3

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Lev 6:10-11

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1Kgs 7:40

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1Kgs 7:45

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2Chr 4:11

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2Chr 4:16

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2Kgs 25:14

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Jer 52:18

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