Kitchen

KITCHEN (בֵּ֣ית הַֽמְבַשְּׁלִ֔ים). One of four subcourts at the corners of the outer court of Ezekiel’s ideal Temple where the common people could have their sacrifices boiled at the hearths provided for the purpose (RSV Ezek 46:24; KJV PLACES OF THEM THAT BOIL, ASV BOILING HOUSES). The priests protected themselves from defilement through contact with unconsecrated persons by cooking their offerings in their own kitchens (vv. 19, 20).