Dictionary Mode: easton:Fire
Fire @ (1.) For sacred purposes. The sacrifices were consumed by fire Genesis:8:20). The ever-burning fire on the altar was first kindled from heaven Leviticus:6:9 Leviticus:6:13 Leviticus:9:24), and afterwards rekindled at the dedication of Solomon's temple ( 2Chronicals:7:1-3). The expressions "fire from heaven" and "fire of the Lord" generally denote lightning, but sometimes also the fire of the altar was so called Exodus:29:18; Leviticus:1:9 Leviticus:2:3 Leviticus:3:5 ,9). Fire for a sacred purpose obtained otherwise than from the altar was called "strange fire" Leviticus:10:1-2; Numbers:3:4). The victims slain for sin offerings were afterwards consumed by fire outside the camp Leviticus:4:12 Leviticus:4:21 Leviticus:6:30 Leviticus:16:27 ; Hebrews:13:11). (2.) For domestic purposes, such as baking, cooking, warmth, etc. Jeremiah:36:22; Mark:14:54; John:18:18). But on Sabbath no fire for any domestic purpose was to be kindled Exodus:35:3; Numbers:15:32-36). (3.) Punishment of death by fire was inflicted on such as were guilty of certain forms of unchastity and incest Leviticus:20:14 Leviticus:21:9). The burning of captives in war was not unknown among the Jews ( 2Samuel:12:31; Jeremiah:29:22). The bodies of infamous persons who were executed were also sometimes burned Joshua:7:25; 2Kings:23:16). (4.) In war, fire was used in the destruction of cities, as Jericho Joshua:6:24), Ai (8:19), Hazor (11:11), Laish Judges:18:27), etc. The war-chariots of the Canaanites were burnt Joshua:11:6 Joshua:11:9, 13). The Israelites burned the images ( 2Kings:10:26; R.V., "pillars") of the house of Baal. These objects of worship seem to have been of the nature of obelisks, and were sometimes evidently made of wood. Torches were sometimes carried by the soldiers in battle Judges:7:16). (5.) Figuratively, fire is a symbol of Jehovah's presence and the instrument of his power Exodus:14:19; Numbers:11:1-3; Judges:13:20; kjvKings:18:38; 2Kings:1:10-12 2Kings:2:11; Isaiah:6:4; Ezekiel:1:4; Revelation:1:14, etc.). God's word is also likened unto fire Jeremiah:23:29). It is referred to as an emblem of severe trials or misfortunes Zechariah:12:6; Luke:12:49; 1Corinthians:3:13-15; 1Peter:1:7), and of eternal punishment Matthew:5:22; Mark:9:44; Revelation:14:10 Revelation:21:8). The influence of the Holy Ghost is likened unto fire Matthew:3:11). His descent was denoted by the appearance of tongues as of fire Acts:2:3).
Firebrand @Isaiah:7:4, Amos:4:11, Zechariah:3:2, denotes the burnt end of a stick (Heb. 'ud); in Judges:15:4, a lamp or torch, a flambeau (Heb. lappid); in Proverbs:26:18 (comp. Ephesians:6:16), burning darts or arrows (Heb. zikkim).
Firepan @ Exodus:27:3 Exodus:38:3), one of the vessels of the temple service (rendered "snuff-dish" Exodus:25:38 Exodus:37:23; and "censer" Leviticus:10:1 Leviticus:16:12). It was probably a metallic cinder-basin used for the purpose of carrying live coal for burning incense, and of carrying away the snuff in trimming the lamps.
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