|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
The duty of preparing bread was usually, in ancient times, committed to the females or the slaves of the family (Genesis 18:6; Leviticus 26:26; 1 Samuel 8:13); but at a later period we find a class of public bakers mentioned (Hosea 7:4, 6; Jeremiah 37:21).
The bread was generally in the form of long or round cakes (Exodus 29:23; 1 Samuel 2:36), of a thinness that rendered them easily broken (Isaiah 58:7; Matthew 14:19; 26:26; Acts 20:11). Common ovens were generally used; at other times a jar was half-filled with hot pebbles, and the dough was spread over them. Hence we read of "cakes baken on the coals" (1 Kings 19:6), and "baken in the oven" (Leviticus 2:4). (see BREAD.)
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal; as, to bake bread, meat, apples.
2. (v. t.) To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to bake bricks; the sun bakes the ground.
3. (v. t.) To harden by cold.
4. (v. i.) To do the work of baking something; as, she brews, washes, and bakes.
5. (v. i.) To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat; as, the bread bakes; the ground bakes in the hot sun.
6. (n.) The process, or result, of baking.
Bake (13 Occurrences)
Genesis 11:3 They said one to another, "Come, let's make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. (See NIV)
Genesis 18:6 Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Quickly make ready three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes." (See NIV)
Genesis 19:3 He urged them greatly, and they came in with him, and entered into his house. He made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 12:39 They baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt; for it wasn't leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt, and couldn't wait, neither had they prepared for themselves any food. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 16:23 He said to them, "This is that which Yahweh has spoken,'Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to Yahweh. Bake that which you want to bake, and boil that which you want to boil; and all that remains over lay up for yourselves to be kept until the morning.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 24:5 "You shall take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes of it: two tenth parts of an ephah shall be in one cake. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 26:26 When I break your staff of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver your bread again by weight: and you shall eat, and not be satisfied. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 28:24 The woman had a fattened calf in the house. She hurried and killed it; and she took flour, and kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread of it. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 13:8 So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house; and he was laid down. She took dough, and kneaded it, and made cakes in his sight, and baked the cakes. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 17:12 She said, "As Yahweh your God lives, I don't have a cake, but a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the jar. Behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die." (WEB RSV)
Isaiah 44:15 Then it will be for a man to burn; and he takes some of it, and warms himself. Yes, he burns it, and bakes bread. Yes, he makes a god, and worships it; he makes it an engraved image, and falls down to it. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 4:12 You shall eat it as barley cakes, and you shall bake it in their sight with dung that comes out of man. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Ezekiel 46:20 He said to me, This is the place where the priests shall boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, and where they shall bake the meal offering; that they not bring them forth into the outer court, to sanctify the people. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)