Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.


Some architectural ornament.

  1. Heb.kaphtor (Ex. 25:31-36), occurring in the description of the candlestick. It was an ornamental swell beneath the cups of the candlestick, probably an imitation of the fruit of the almond.
  2. Heb.peka'im, found only in 1 Ki. 6:18 and 1 Ki. 7:24, an ornament resembling a small gourd or an egg, on the cedar wainscot in the temple and on the castings on the brim of the brazen sea.

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