Basin: Or Bason.
1. A trough or laver (Heb. aggan') for washing
(Exodus 24:6) rendered
(The Song of Solomon 7:2) and "cups"
2. A covered dish or urn (Heb. k'for) among the vessels of the
(1 Chronicles 28:17; Ezra 1:10; 8:27)
3. A vase (Heb. mizrak) from which to sprinkle anything. A metallic
vessel; sometimes rendered "bowl"
(Amos 6:6; Zechariah 9:15) The vessels
of the tabernacle were of brass
(Exodus 27:3) while those of the
temple were of gold
(2 Chronicles 4:8)
4. A utensil (Heb. saph) for holding the blood of the victims
(Exodus 12:22) also a basin for domestic purposes
(2 Samuel 17:28) The
various vessels spoken of by the names "basin, bowl, charger,
cup, and dish," cannot now be accurately distinguished. The basin
in which our Lord washed the disciples' feet
(John 13:5) must
have been larger and deeper than the hand-basin.