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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: No

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

The duty of preparing bread was usually, in ancient times, committed to the females or the slaves of the family (Genesis 18:6; Leviticus 26:26; 1 Samuel 8:13); but at a later period we find a class of public bakers mentioned (Hosea 7:4, 6; Jeremiah 37:21).

The bread was generally in the form of long or round cakes (Exodus 29:23; 1 Samuel 2:36), of a thinness that rendered them easily broken (Isaiah 58:7; Matthew 14:19; 26:26; Acts 20:11). Common ovens were generally used; at other times a jar was half-filled with hot pebbles, and the dough was spread over them. Hence we read of "cakes baken on the coals" (1 Kings 19:6), and "baken in the oven" (Leviticus 2:4). (See BREAD.)

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BAKE, verb transitive

1. To heat, dry and harden, as in an oven or furnace, or under coals of fire; to dress and prepare for food, in a close place heated; as, to bake bread.

2. To dry and harden by heat, either in an oven, kiln or furnace, or by the solar rays; as, to bake bricks; to bake the ground.

BAKE, verb intransitive To do the work of baking; as, she brews, washes and bakes.

2. To be baked; to dry and harden in heat; as, the bread bakes, the ground bakes in a hot sun.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BA'KED, participle passive Dried and hardened by heat; dressed in heat; as baked meat.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BA'KEHOUSE, noun [bake and house.] A house or building for baking.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Baked provisions (Genesis 40:17), literally "works of the baker," such as biscuits and cakes.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BA'KEMEATS, noun Meats prepared for food in an oven. Gen.xl.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BA'KEN, participle passive The same as baked, and nearly obsolete.

Naves Topical Index

General references
1 Samuel 8:13; Jeremiah 37:21; Hosea 7:4; Hosea 7:6

Pharaoh's chief baker
Hosea 1:40

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BA'KER, noun One whose occupation is to bake bread, biscuit, etc.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BA'KER-FOOT, noun An ill-shaped or distorted foot.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BA'KER-LEGGED, adjective One who has crooked legs, or legs that bend inward at the knees.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BA'KERY, noun The trade of a baker.

2. A place occupied with the business of baking bread, etc.