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 17:3
 17:4
17:3 The fire pans belonging to the men who committed a mortal sin have been presented before God and thus sanctified, so he shall make them into beaten plates to cover the altar. Let this be a sign for the Israelites.'
Et machtot hachata'im ha'eleh benafshotam ve'asu otam riku'ey fachim tsipuy lamizbe'ach ki-hikrivum lifney-Adonay vayikdashu veyihyu le'ot livney Yisra'el.
17:4 Eleazar took the copper fire pans that the victims of the fire had presented, and he beat them flat as a covering for the altar.
Vayikach El'azar hakohen et machtot hanechoshet asher hikrivu hasrufim vayerake'um tsipuy lamizbe'ach.



Commentary:

to cover
  The literal meaning (cf. Menachoth 99a). Josephus, however, states that they were made into ornamental plates that were placed near the altar (Antiquities 4:3:4).





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