char'-jer (the American Standard Revised Version "platter"):

A word which meant in the older English speech a flat dish or platter. It is used in the Bible as the translation:

(1) of qe`arah, which in Numbers 7:19 the King James Version (the Revised Version (British and American) "platter") and repeatedly in that chapter denotes one of the gifts made by the several princes at the dedication of the tabernacle;

(2) of 'agharTal, a word of uncertain derivation used in Ezra 1:9 (the King James Version) twice to designate certain temple vessels which might better be called "libation bowls";

(3) of pinax, used Matthew 14:8,11; Mark 6:25,28 (EV) for the dish in which the head of John the Baptist was presented.

David Foster Estes

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CHARGER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.