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Basin

Basin [N] [S]

or Bason.

  • A trough or laver (Heb. aggan') for washing ( Exodus 24:6 ); rendered also "goblet" (Cant 7:2 ) and "cups" ( Isaiah 22:24 ).

  • A covered dish or urn (Heb. k'for) among the vessels of the temple ( 1 Chronicles 28:17 ; Ezra 1:10 ; 8:27 ).

  • A vase (Heb. mizrak) from which to sprinkle anything. A metallic vessel; sometimes rendered "bowl" ( Amos 6:6 ; Zechariah 9:15 ). The vessels of the tabernacle were of brass ( Exodus 27:3 ), while those of the temple were of gold ( 2 Chronicles 4:8 ).

  • A utensil (Heb. saph) for holding the blood of the victims ( Exodus 12:22 ); also a basin for domestic purposes ( 2 Samuel 17:28 ).

    The various vessels spoken of by the names "basin, bowl, charger, cup, and dish," cannot now be accurately distinguished.

    The basin in which our Lord washed the disciples' feet ( John 13:5 ) must have been larger and deeper than the hand-basin.

    These dictionary topics are from
    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
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Basin". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Basin. [N] [E]

    Among the smaller vessels for the tabernacle or temple service, many must have been required to receive from the sacrificial victims the blood to be sprinkled for purification. The "basin" from which our Lord washed the disciples feet was probably deeper and larger than the hand-basin for sprinkling.


    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Basin'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.