Base (as a noun) is the rendering in the Auth. Vers. of two Hebrews words:

1. כֵּן, ken, the foundation or pedestal, e.g. of the laver (q.v.) in the temple- court ("foot," Ex 30:18, etc.); then, the "base over the ledges" (שׁלִבַּם, joints) of the brazen sea (q.v.), in 1Ki 7:29, apparently explained in ver. 31 as a "work' of the base" (מִעֲשֵׂהאּכֵן), perhaps a pediment-like cornice covering the joints; but the whole description is exceedingly obscure. SEE LEDGE.

2. מכוֹנָה mekonah', or מכוּנָה, mekunah', a foot-piece or stand upon which to place the lavers in the temple-service (1Ki 7:27-43, etc.). SEE LAVER.

Definition of base

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