A Potter
Any person who crafts pots.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Potter, Pottery
POTTER, POTTERY. A reasonable explanation of the introduction of pottery is that a clay-lined basket was accidentally burnt, baking the lining and rendering it usable (see S. Cole, The Neolithic Revolution, 1959, p. 41). Pottery first appears in Neolithic times in the Near East. Until the invention of
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Potʹter, the maker of earthen vessels (Ps. 2:9). The art of pottery is one of the most common and most ancient of all manufactures. The Hebrews used earthenware vessels in the wilderness, and the potter’s trade was afterward carried on in Palestine. Wall-paintings in Egypt minutely illustrate the potter’s
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
POTTER.—‘The Potter’s Field’ was the name of the property in the purchase of which the chief priests spent the thirty pieces of silver returned by Judas, and which they proposed to use as a burial-place for strangers (Mt 27:7). Mt 27:8 states that this spot came in consequence to be known as ‘the field
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Potter(Gk. kerameus, Lat. figulus). Artisans who produced terra-cotta products seem ubiquitous in the Mediterranean world. The inexpensive cost of such items implies low pay and a concomitant low status. Terra-cotta was used for bowls, plates, sarcophagi, ash urns, altars, roof tiles, plaques, figurines,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5