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Lexicon :: Strong's H4289 - maḥtâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
The same as מְחִתָּה (H4288) in the sense of removal
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 777a

Strong’s Definitions

מַחְתָּה machtâh, makh-taw'; the same as H4288 in the sense of removal; a pan for live coals:—censer, firepan, snuffdish.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H4289 in the following manner: censer (15x), firepans (4x), snuffdishes (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H4289 in the following manner: censer (15x), firepans (4x), snuffdishes (3x).
  1. fire-holder, censer, firepan, snuff dish, tray

    1. snuff-dish

    2. fire-pans

    3. censer

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַחְתָּה machtâh, makh-taw'; the same as H4288 in the sense of removal; a pan for live coals:—censer, firepan, snuffdish.
STRONGS H4289: Abbreviations
מַחְתָּה noun feminine fire-holder, censer, snuffdish; — absolute מ׳ Leviticus 16:12; Numbers 17:11; suffix מַחְתָּתוֺ Leviticus 10:1 + 4 times; plural absolute מַחְתּוֺת Numbers 16:6 + 4 times; מַחְתֹּת Numbers 16:17 + 3 times; construct מַחְתּוֺת Numbers 17:3; Numbers 17:4; suffix מַחְתֹּתָיו Exodus 27:3; מַחְתֹּתֶיהָ Exodus 25:38 + 2 times; —
1. snuff-holder, snuff-dish (NowArchäol. ii, 63. 65) of gold Exodus 25:38; Exodus 37:23; Numbers 4:9 (all P).
2. bronze utensils, fire-pans, belonging to altar of burnt-offerings Exodus 27:3; Exodus 38:3, compare Numbers 4:14 (all P); fire-pans of gold 1 Kings 7:50 2 Chronicles 4:22; 2 Kings 25:15 = Jeremiah 52:19.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:38; 25:38; 27:3; 27:3; 37:23; 38:3


10:1; 10:1; 16:12; 16:12


4:9; 4:14; 16:6; 16:6; 16:11; 16:17; 16:17; 16:18; 17:2; 17:3; 17:3; 17:4; 17:4; 17:11

1 Kings


2 Kings


2 Chronicles





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4289 matches the Hebrew מַחְתָּה (maḥtâ),
which occurs 22 times in 19 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:38 - “Its tongs and its trays H4289 shall be of pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:3 - “And you shall make its pails for removing its ashes, and its shovels, its basins, its forks, and its firepans H4289; you shall make all its utensils of bronze.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:23 - And he made its seven lamps with its tongs and its trays H4289 of pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:3 - He also made all the utensils of the altar, the pails, the shovels, the basins, the meat-forks, and the firepans H4289; he made all its utensils of bronze.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:1 - Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans H4289, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on [fn]the fire and offered [fn]strange fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:12 - “He shall take a firepan H4289 full of coals of fire from upon the altar before the LORD and [fn]two handfuls of finely ground sweet incense, and bring it inside the veil.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:9 - “Then they shall take a violet cloth and cover the lampstand for the light, along with its lamps, its tongs, its trays H4289, and all its oil containers, by which they attend to it;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:14 - “They shall also put on it all its utensils by which they serve in connection with it: the firepans H4289, the forks, shovels, and the basins, all the utensils of the altar; and they shall spread a cover of fine leather over it and insert its carrying poles.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:6 - “Do this: take censers H4289 for yourselves, Korah and [fn]your whole group,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:17 - “And each of you take his censer H4289 and put incense on [fn]it, and each of you bring his censer H4289 before the LORD, 250 censers H4289; also you and Aaron shall each bring his censer H4289.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:18 - So they took, each one his own censer H4289, and put fire on [fn]it, and placed incense on [fn]it; and they stood at the entrance of the tent of meeting, with Moses and Aaron.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:37 - “Tell Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, that he shall pick up the censers H4289 from the midst of the burned area, because they are holy; and you are to scatter the [fn]burning coals further away.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:38 - “As for the censers H4289 of these [fn]men who have sinned at the cost of their own lives, have them made into hammered sheets as plating for the altar, since they did present them before the LORD and they are holy; and they shall [fn]serve as a sign to the sons of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:39 - So the priest Eleazar took the bronze censers H4289 which the men who were burned had offered, and they hammered them out as plating for the altar,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:46 - And Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer H4289 and put fire in it from the altar, and place incense on it; then bring it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone out from the LORD, the plague has begun!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:50 - also the cups, the [fn]shears, the bowls, the ladles, and the firepans H4289, of pure gold; and the hinges both for the doors of the inner house, the Most Holy Place, and for the doors of the house, that is, for the main room, of gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:15 - The captain of the bodyguards also took away the firepans H4289 and the basins, what was fine gold and what was fine silver.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:22 - and the snuffers, the bowls, the spoons, and the firepans H4289 of pure gold; and the entrance of the house, its inner doors for the Most Holy Place and the doors of the house, that is, of the main room, of gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:19 - The captain of the guard also took the bowls, the firepans H4289, the basins, the pots, the lampstands, the [fn]pans, and the drink offering bowls, whatever was fine gold, and whatever was fine silver.
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