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The sockets of the lamps of the golden candlestick of the tabernacle are called bowls (Ex. 25:31, 33-34; 37:17, 19-20); the same word so rendered being elsewhere rendered “cup” (Gen. 44:2, 12, 16), and wine “pot” (Jer. 35:5). The reservoir for oil, from which pipes led to each lamp in Zechariah’s vision of the candlestick, is called also by this name (Zech. 4:2-3); so also are the vessels used for libations (Ex. 25:29; 37:16).