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  • n. Plural form of censer.


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  • But their offense was more aggravated still; for instead of taking the fire which was put into their censers from the brazen altar, they seem to have been content with common fire and thus perpetrated an act which, considering the descent of the miraculous fire they had so recently witnessed and the solemn obligation under which they were laid to make use of that which was specially appropriated to the service of the altars, they betrayed a carelessness, an irreverence, a want of faith, most surprising and lamentable.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Again, as the censers of these men were called the censers of sinners, showing they came at that time to God with naughty hearts, so the fire that was in Nadab and Abihu's censers is called strange fire, which the Lord commanded them not (Lev 10: 1).

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • Again, as these censers are called the censers of sinners, and this fire called strange fire, so the incense of such is also called strange, and is said to be an abomination unto

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • Hence the two hundred and fifty censers with which Korah and his company offered, are called the censers of sinners; for they came with wicked hearts then to burn incense before the Lord (Num 16: 17,37).

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • Restricted works include fourth - through fifteenth-century bronze, silver, and gold ceremonial vessels and objects used in church ritual, such as censers and liturgical crosses; icons and carved wooden doors; ivory and bone objects engraved with biblical scenes; ecclesiastical vestments; and mosaics and frescoes.

    Cyprus Import Ban

  • High priests of thought, we swung the censers and rose on the breast of the incense.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Hong Kong real-estate billionaire Joseph Lau paid Christie's ₤ £ 10.7 million for a pair of imperial cloisonn é crane censers, a type of incense vessel, during a Hong Kong sale in December.

    Jump in Art Sales at Christie's Points to Market Rebound

  • My “Russian” cousins were there—cousins who grew up in Fishkill, but spoke Russian like 19th century Muscovites because their parents did not care about normalizing them to the U.S. The priests muttered prayers in old church Slavonic which sounds like mock Russian and swung censers with burning incense three times so that the chain and the metal would ring against each other.

    Cognitive Therapy in Russian

  • The priests chanted, lit candles, waved censers of smoke, and led worship behind screens that separated them from the people.

    God Attachment

  • A magnificent mansion with no expense spared—gold and enamel-inlaid censers in every room, silk curtains from Bengal, marble floors from the Rajput kingdoms, ivory figurines from Africa, the best sandstone from Fatehpur-Sikri.

    Shadow Princess


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