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Oven

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A devise used for baking food, especially bread (Leviticus 2:4 ; Exodus 8:3 ). Ancient ovens were cylindrical structures of burnt clay two to three feet in diameter. A fire was built on pebbles in the oven bottom. Bread was baked by either placing the dough against the oven walls or upon the heated pebbles. Dried grass (Matthew 6:30 ; Luke 12:28 ), thorny shrubs, and animal dung were often used as fuels. See Cooking and Heating .


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Oven'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/o/oven.html. 1991.

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