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(1) qe‘arah, "a deep dish" (Nu 7:13 f, 84,85). In the King James Version and the English Revised Version "charger," the American Standard Revised Version "platter" (compare Ex 25:29; 37:16); the Septuagint trublion, and in the New Testament rendered "dish" (Mt 26:23; Mr 14:20). In Ezr 1:9, the American Standard Revised Version agharTal, rendered "platter," the King James Version and the English Revised Version "chargers"; probably a deep dish or basin used in sacrificial slaughter.

(2) paropsis, originally a side dish, for relishes, entrees, but of dishes for food, in general, especially meats, fish, etc., used with poterion, "cup" or "drinking vessel" (Mt 23:25 f); also pinax, originally a large wooden dish or plate (Lu 11:39); rendered "charger" in Mt 14:8,11 the King James Version, and Mr 6:25,28 the King James Version and the English Revised Version.

Written by Edward Bagby Pollard

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