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Furnace
Fiery Furnace • Kiln
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Furnace
Furnace. Brick or stone structure varying in size and shape, depending on whether it was to be used domestically or commercially. A typical furnace consisted of a firebox, a flue, a chamber for the material to be heated, and an opening to give the refiner access from the outside. Common uses of the furnace
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Furnace
Furnace The word is used to translate six terms in the OT and one in the NT. The OT refers to four general types: (1) a furnace or oven for baking bread; (2) a furnace or kiln for pottery; (3) a furnace or smelter for metals (rare because of the lack of metals in Palestine, thus mostly used metaphorically);
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Furnace
FURNACE Brick or stone structure varying in size and shape, depending on whether it was to be used domestically or commercially. A typical furnace consisted of a firebox, a flue, a chamber for the material to be heated, and an opening to give the refiner access from the outside. Common uses of the furnace
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Furnace
furnace, an installation for containing fire, whether for domestic or industrial purposes. The word is used in the Bible for various installations employed in daily life. The most common term for a furnace in the Bible is the Hebrew word tannur, which refers to an oven, used most often for baking bread
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Furnace
FURNACE. The English word “furnace” translates several Heb. and one Gr. word. Some of these refer to firepots used to bake bread or provide heat in dwelling houses; others to smelting furnaces in which metal is refined, or to kilns where bricks, pottery, etc., are hardened.In a few passages the term
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Furnace
FURNACE. A word used to translate five Heb. terms and one Gk.1. ’attûn. An Aram. word which is used in Dn. 3 of the furnace into which Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were cast by Nebuchadrezzar. It was probably a loan-word from Akkad. utūnu, ‘oven’, as used for baking bricks or smelting metals.2.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Furnace
FurnaceAn oven made of brick or other fireproof materials in which fire was placed for cooking, warmth, or refining and purifying metals. The first biblical reference to a furnace occurs in a covenant ceremony between Yahweh and Abram (Gen. 15:9–21). Abram is instructed to halve a heifer, a goat, and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Furnace
Furnace. †A brick or stone structure used for heating objects. Heb. kûr designates a furnace which smelts metal ore (Ezek. 22:20) or refines gold or other metals (Prov. 17:3 par.), and Heb. kiḇšān, a kiln for firing bricks (e.g., Gen. 19:28). The furnace into which Daniel’s three friends
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Furnace
Furnace. Various kinds of furnaces are noticed in the Bible, such as a smelting or calcining furnace, Gen. 19:28; Ex. 9:8, 10; 19:18, especially a lime-kiln, Isa. 33:12; Amos 2:1; a refining furnace, Prov. 17:3; Nebuchadnezzar’s furnace, a large furnace built like a brick-kiln, Dan. 3:22, 23, with two
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Furnace
FURNACE.1. A smelting oven of limestone; kiln or oven for making bricks (Gen. 19:28; Ex. 19:18; cf. 9:8, 10; Amos 2:1).2. A large crucible, apparently with an opening at the top for casting in materials (Dan. 3:22–23) and a door at the ground from which to take the metal (v. 26). The Persians used
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Furnace
Furnace(1.) Chald. attun, a large furnace with a wide open mouth, at the top of which materials were cast in (Dan. 3:22, 23; comp. Jer. 29:22). This furnace would be in constant requisition, for the Babylonians disposed of their dead by cremation, as did also the Accadians who invaded Mesopotamia.(2.)
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Furnace
Furnacefurnace, an installation for containing fire, whether for domestic or industrial purposes. The word is used in the Bible for various installations employed in daily life, and metaphorically for God’s presence (Gen. 15:17), for the judgment or redemption of his people (Deut. 4:20; 1 Kings 8:51;
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