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The Hebrew terms used in the description of this article are as follows: (1) Sal , so called from the twigs of which it was originally made, specially used for holding bread. ( Genesis 40:16 ) ff. (Exodus 29:3,23 ; Leviticus 8:2,26,31 ; Numbers 6:15,17,19 ) (2) Salsilloth , a word of kindred origin, applied to the basket used in gathering grapes. ( Jeremiah 6:9 ) (3) Tene , in which the first-fruits of the harvest were presented. (26:2,4) (4) Celub , so called from its similarity to a bird-cage. (5) Dud , used for carrying fruit, ( Jeremiah 24:1,2 ) as well as on a larger scale for carrying clay to the brick-yard, (Psalm 81:6 ) (pots , Authorized Version), or for holding bulky articles. ( 2 Kings 10:7 ) In the New Testament baskets are described under three different terms.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Basket'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. 1901.

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