Sacrificial Instruments in the Israelitish Sanctuary

Sacrificial Instruments In The Israelitish Sanctuary.

For the use of the priests in offering sacrifices, especially those with blood, there were kept in the tabernacle (Ex 27:3; Ex 38:3; Nu 4:14) and in the Temple (1Ki 7:40,45; 2Ki 25:14 sq.; Jer 52:18 sq.) the following implements of brass:

1. יָעַי ם, yaim', shovels, perhaps to free the altar of burned offering from its ashes; to which the סַירוֹת, siroth', or pots, belonged, into which they were thrown.

2. מַזרָקוֹת, mizrakoth', basins, to take up the blood of the victims for sprinkling.

3. מַזלָגוֹת, mizlagoth', forks, flesh-forks.

4. מִחתּוֹת, machtoth', firepans, in which coals were taken up.

The brazen מזִמּרוֹת, mezammeroth' (Jer 52:18), may be considered as belonging here, and will then doubtless mean sacrificial knives, elsewhere called מִחלָפַי, machlaphim'. SEE KNIFE. The golden vases or vessels mentioned in 1Ki 7:50 are certainly different from those just mentioned (No. 2), and were intended for use in the holy place. SEE SACRIFICE; SEE TEMPLE.

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