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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Basket

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Basket. The Hebrew terms, used in the description of this article, are as follows:

(1) Sal, so called from the twigs of which it was originally made, specially used for holding bread. Genesis 40:16 ff. Exodus 29:3; Exodus 29:23; Leviticus 8:2; Leviticus 8:26; Leviticus 8:31; Numbers 6:15; Numbers 6:17; Numbers 6:19.

(2) Salsilloth, a word of kindred origin, applied to the basket used in gathering grapes. Jeremiah 6:9.

(3) Tene, in which the first-fruits of the harvest were presented. Deuteronomy 26:2; Deuteronomy 26:4.

(4) Celub, so called from its similarity to a bird-cage.

(5) Dud, used for carrying fruit, Jeremiah 24:1-2, as well as, on a larger scale, for carrying clay to the brick-yard, Psalms 81:6, (pots, Authorized Version), or for holding bulky articles. 2 Kings 10:7. In the New Testament, baskets are described under three different terms.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Basket'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/b/basket.html. 1901.

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