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Alabaster Flask
A flask filled with costly nard and poured on Jesus’ head by a woman at Simon’s house.
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Flask
Flask [Heb. paḵ] (2 K. 9:1, 3); AV BOX; [baqbuq] (Jer. 19:1, 10); AV BOTTLE; NEB JAR; [Gk. aggeíon] (Mt. 25:4); AV VESSEL; [alábastron] (Lk. 7:37); AV ALABASTER BOX. The paḵ was a small perfume jug, while the baqbuq was a container for water and other liquids found in the wealthier homes. The aggeíon
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Flask
FLASK. The ASV marginal translation of Gr. alabastron (KJV “alabaster box”) in Mt 26:7; Mk 14:3; Lk 7:37. RSV renders it “flask” in Lk 7:37. See Minerals: Alabaster; Pottery: CruseVial
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Flask
FLASK (Heb. pak, 2 Kings 9:1, 3; Gk. alabastron, Mark 14:3). Used for holding oil or perfumery. The KJV uses “box of oil” or “box of ointment,” whereas the NASB rendering is “flask of oil” or “vial of … ointment,” and the NIV, “alabaster jar” (see Mark 14:3). First Sam. 10:1, KJV, uses “vial.”
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Flask
FLASK - a jar usually narrowed toward the rim and used for holding liquids such as oil, ointment, or perfume. Samuel used a flask of oil to anoint Saul as king of Israel (1 Sam. 10:1). Elisha the prophet sent one of his apprentice prophets with a flask of oil to anoint Jehu as king of Israel (2 Kin.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Flask
FLASK General term translators use to describe vessels. It does not appear in KJV. The term refers to a small container of perfumed oil in 2 Kings 9:1–3. The same Hebrew word appears in 1 Sam. 10:1. At Jer. 19:1 (RSV) refers to an earthenware water jar or jug. The vessel perhaps had a narrow neck making
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Flask
flask. A small container, usually with a narrow neck. The term is occasionally used by English versions, for example, to render Hebrew pak H7095 (“small jug, vial”), which occurs in two passages (1 Sam. 10:1; 2 Ki. 9:1, 3) or Greek angeion G31, used once with reference to jars of oil (Matt. 25:4 NRSV).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FLASK
FLASK [פַּךְpakh; ἀγγεῖον angeion, καψάκης kapsakēs]. A small container for fluids. A number of Hebrew words could be translated flask, although the precise distinction between these words is not clear. The NRSV renders pakh as flask in 2 Kgs 9:1–3, but uses the translation vial in 1 Sam 10:1. In
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