A shallow receptacle for liquids. In the OT several Hebrew words mean “basin,” “bowl,” “laver,” or the like. One such word (mizrak) describes a utensil used in both cultic (Exod 27:2
; Num 7
) and noncultic (Amos 6:6
; Zech 9:15
) settings. Another common word (kiyyor) also identifies a vessel used in both cultic (Exod 30:18
) and secular settings (Zech 12:6
). Other kinds of basins or bowls were used to catch the blood of sacrificial victims (Exod 12:22
; Exod 24:6
) or were temple vessels made of gold (1Chr 28:17
; Ezra 1:10
; Ezra 8:27
2You shall make horns for it on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it, and you shall overlay it with bronze.
Offerings of the Leaders
1On the day when Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, and had anointed and consecrated it with all its furnishings, and had an ... View more
6who drink wine from bowls,
and anoint themselves with the finest oils,
but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph!
15The Lord of hosts will protect them,
and they shall devour and tread down the slingers;
they shall drink their blood like wine,
and be full like a bowl,
drenc ... View more
18You shall make a bronze basin with a bronze stand for washing. You shall put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water in it;
6On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a blazing pot on a pile of wood, like a flaming torch among sheaves; and they shall devour to the right and to ... View more
22Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and touch the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood in the basin. None of you shall go ... View more
6Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he dashed against the altar.
17and pure gold for the forks, the basins, and the cups; for the golden bowls and the weight of each; for the silver bowls and the weight of each;
10gold bowls, thirty; other silver bowls, four hundred ten; other vessels, one thousand;
27twenty gold bowls worth a thousand darics, and two vessels of fine polished bronze as precious as gold.