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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Censer  \Cen"ser\,  n.  [For  incenser,  fr  OF  encensier  F. 
  encensoir  fr  LL  incensarium  incensorium  fr  L.  incensum 
  incense.  See  {Incense},  and  cf  {Incensory}.] 
  A  vessel  for  perfumes;  esp.  one  in  which  incense  is  burned. 
 
  Note:  The  ecclesiastical  censer  is  usually  cup-shaped,  has  a 
  cover  pierced  with  holes,  and  is  hung  by  chains.  The 
  censer  bearer  swings  it  to  quicken  the  combustion. 
 
  Her  thoughts  are  like  the  fume  of  frankincense 
  Which  from  a  golden  censer  forth  doth  rise. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  censer 
  n  :  a  container  for  burning  incense  (especially  one  that  is 
  swung  on  a  chain  in  a  religious  ritual)  [syn:  {thurible}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Censer 
  the  vessel  in  which  incense  was  presented  on  "the  golden  altar" 
  before  the  Lord  in  the  temple  (Ex.  30:1-9).  The  priest  filled 
  the  censer  with  live  coal  from  the  sacred  fire  on  the  altar  of 
  burnt-offering,  and  having  carried  it  into  the  sanctuary,  there 
  threw  upon  the  burning  coals  the  sweet  incense  (Lev.  16:12,  13), 
  which  sent  up  a  cloud  of  smoke,  filling  the  apartment  with 
  fragrance.  The  censers  in  daily  use  were  of  brass  (Num.  16:39), 
  and  were  designated  by  a  different  Hebrew  name  _miktereth_  (2 
  Chr.  26:19;  Ezek.  8:11):  while  those  used  on  the  day  of 
  Atonement  were  of  gold,  and  were  denoted  by  a  word  (mahtah) 
  meaning  "something  to  take  fire  with;"  LXX.  pureion  =  a 
  fire-pan.  Solomon  prepared  for  the  temple  censers  of  pure  gold 
  (1  Kings  7:50;  2  Chr.  4:22).  The  angel  in  the  Apocalypse  is 
  represented  with  a  golden  censer  (Rev.  8:3,  5).  Paul  speaks  of 
  the  golden  censer  as  belonging  to  the  tabernacle  (Heb.  9:4).  The 
  Greek  word  thumiaterion  here  rendered  "censer,"  may  more 
  appropriately  denote,  as  in  the  margin  of  Revised  Version,  "the 
  altar  of  incense."  Paul  does  not  here  say  that  the  thumiaterion 
  was  in  the  holiest,  for  it  was  in  the  holy  place  but  that  the 
  holiest  had  it  i.e.,  that  it  belonged  to  the  holiest  (1  Kings 
  6:22).  It  was  intimately  connected  with  the  high  priest's 
  service  in  the  holiest. 
 
  The  manner  in  which  the  censer  is  to  be  used  is  described  in 
  Num.  4:14;  Lev.  16:12. 
 




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