laver (Lay´vuhr)

A large copper or bronze vessel used for priestly ablutions in the tabernacle (Exod 30:17-21) and the Temple. It stood near the altar (Exod 40:7), and, according to (Exod 38:8), was fashioned from the mirrors of women ministering at the door of the tent of meeting. Solomon’s Temple had ten lavers (1Kgs 7:30; 1Kgs 7:38; 1Kgs 7:40) made by Hiram of Tyre.

Exod 30:17-21

The Bronze Basin
17The Lord spoke to Moses:18You shall make a bronze basin with a bronze stand for washing. You shall put it between the tent of meeting and the ... View more

Exod 40:7

7and place the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it.

Exod 38:8

8He made the basin of bronze with its stand of bronze, from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

1Kgs 7:30

30Each stand had four bronze wheels and axles of bronze; at the four corners were supports for a basin. The supports were cast with wreaths at the side of each.

1Kgs 7:38

38He made ten basins of bronze; each basin held forty baths, each basin measured four cubits; there was a basin for each of the ten stands.

1Kgs 7:40

40Hiram also made the pots, the shovels, and the basins. So Hiram finished all the work that he did for King Solomon on the house of the Lord:

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