Baker [Heb. ’ōp̱eh]. The term was derived from a verb meaning “bake bread,” but from an early period included miscellaneous cooking also (Gen. 40:1–41:13; 1 S. 8:13; Hos. 7:4). Bread was usually baked in an oven or on the surfaces of heated stones. Confections were baked in pans or on griddles (Lev.