( Exodus 27:3 ; 38:3 ), one of the vessels of the temple service (rendered "snuff-dish" Exodus 25:38 ; 37:23 ; and "censer" Leviticus 10:1 ; 16:12 ). It was probably a metallic cinder-basin used for the purpose of carrying live coal for burning incense, and of carrying away the snuff in trimming the lamps.
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
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Firepan". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".