Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Basket ” means

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Hebrew terms used in the description of this article are as follows: (1) Sal , so called from the twigs of which it was originally made, specially used for holding bread.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 29:3,23; Leviticus 8:2,26,31; Numbers 6:15,17,19) (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. (26:2,4) (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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