Firepan (מִחתָּה, machtah', from , חָתָה, to take up coals of fire, etc.; Sept. πυρεῖον,Vulg. ignium receptaculum), one of the vessels of the Temple service (Ex 27:3; Ex 38:3; 2Ki 25:15; Jer 52:19); elsewhere rendered "snuff-dish" (Ex 25:38; Ex 37:23; Nu 4:9; Sept. ἐπαρυστἡρ, ἐπαρυστρίς, ῦπόθεμα, Vulg. emunctorium) and "censer" (Le 10:1; Le 16:12; Nu 16:6 sq.; 2Ch 4:22; Sept. θυμιατήριον, Vulg. thuribalum). These appear, however, not to have been two or three forms of utensils, but essentially the same kind of article, probably i. q. a' metallic- cinder-basin, of different sizes, for at least two uses': one, like a chafing-dish, to carry live coals for the purpose of burning incense; another, like-a snuffer-dish, used in trimming the lamps, in order to (carry the snuffers and) convey away the snuff. SEE CENSER.

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