The sockets of the lamps of the golden candlestick of the tabernacle are called bowls ( Exodus 25:31 Exodus 25:33 Exodus 25:34 ; Exodus 37:17 Exodus 37:19 Exodus 37:20 ); the same word so rendered being elsewhere rendered "cup" ( Genesis 44:2 Genesis 44:12 Genesis 44:16 ), and wine "pot" ( Jeremiah 35:5 ). The reservoir for oil, from which pipes led to each lamp in Zechariah's vision of the candlestick, is called also by this name ( Zechariah 4:2 Zechariah 4:3 ); so also are the vessels used for libations ( Exodus 25:29 ; 37:16 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Bowl". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".