- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H1731 Used 2 times
- H2935 Used 4 times
- H3619 Used 2 times
- H4480 Used 2 times
- H5536 Used 11 times
- G4553 Used 1 time
- G4711 Used 1 time
There are five different Hebrew words so rendered in the Authorized Version-
1. A basket (Heb. sal, a twig or osier) for holding bread (Genesis 40:16; Exodus 29:3, 23; Leviticus 8:2, 26, 31; Numbers 6:15, 17, 19). Sometimes baskets were made of twigs peeled; their manufacture was a recognized trade among the Hebrews.
2. That used (Heb. salsilloth') in gathering grapes (Jeremiah 6:9).
3. That in which the first fruits of the harvest were presented, Heb. tene, (Deuteronomy 26:2, 4). It was also used for household purposes. In form it tapered downwards like that called corbis by the Romans.
4. A basket (Heb. kelub) having a lid, resembling a bird-cage. It was made of leaves or rushes. The name is also applied to fruit-baskets (Amos 8:1, 2).
5. A basket (Heb. dud) for carrying figs (Jeremiah 24:2), also clay to the brick-yard (R.V., Psalms 81:6), and bulky articles (2 Kings 10:7). This word is also rendered in the Authorized Version "kettle" (1 Samuel 2:14), "caldron" (2 Chronicles 35:13), "seething-pot" (Job 41:20).
In the New Testament mention is made of the basket (Gr. kophinos, small "wicker-basket") for the "fragments" in the miracle recorded Mark 6:43, and in that recorded Matthew 15:37 (Gr. spuris, large "rope-basket"); also of the basket in which Paul escaped (Acts 9:25, Gr. spuris; 2 Corinthians 11:33, Gr. sargane, "basket of plaited cords").
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Hebrew terms used in the description of this article are as follows: (1) Sal , so called from the twigs of which it was originally made, specially used for holding bread.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, (Psalms 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.
1. A domestic vessel made of twigs, rushes, splinters or other flexible things interwoven. The forms and sizes of baskets are very various, as well as the uses to which they are applied; as corn-baskets, clothes-baskets, fruit-baskets, and work-baskets.
2. The contents of a basket; as much as a basket will contain; as, a basket of medlars is two bushels. But in general, this quantity is indefinite.
In military affairs, baskets of earth sometimes are used on the parapet of a trench, between which the soldiers fire. They serve for defense against small shot.
B'ASKET, verb transitive To put in a basket
B'ASKET-FISH, noun A species of sea-star, or star-fish, of the genus Asterias, and otherwise called the Magellanic star-fish. It has five rays issuing from an angular body, and dividing into innumerable branches. These when extended form a circle of three feet diameter. [See Asterias.]
B'ASKET-HILT, noun [See Hilt.] A hilt which covers the hand, and defends it from injury, as of a sword.
B'ASKET-HILTED, adjective Having a hilt of basket-work.
B'ASKET-SALT, noun Salt made from salt-springs, which is purer, whiter and finer, than common brine salt.
B'ASKET-WOMAN, noun A woman who carries a basket, to and from market.