Cana Wedding Jars
The waterpots filled with water that Jesus changed to wine at a wedding in Cana.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
WATERPOT A jar or earthen vessel used for storing or carrying water. The jars usually had one or two handles and were carried by women on the head or shoulders (Jn 4:28). Large waterpots with a capacity of 10 to 30 gallons were used for the purpose of ceremonial purification (Jn 2:6).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
WATERPOT (Gk. hudria). A large vessel of stone in which water was kept standing (John 2:6–7) for the sake of cleansing, which the Jews practiced before and after meals. The “firkin” (Gk. metrētēs) was a measure containing about 8 7/8 gallons. The “waterpot” mentioned in 4:28 was a jar of earthenware
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Waterpotwaterpot, a container for water. Several types of clay pots were used for water during biblical times. The largest (Heb. kad) was used for storage or carrying a supply of water from the community source, as did Rebekah (Gen. 24:14) and Elijah (1 Kings 18:33). The Samaritan woman carried a water
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
WATERPOT — a jar for carrying or storing water. These vessels ranged from those large enough to hold 30 gallons (John 2:6–7) to those small enough for a woman to carry on her shoulder or head (John 4:28).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
WATERPOT<wo’-ter-pot> ([ὑδρία, hudria]; compare [ὕδωρ, hudor], “water”): An earthen vessel, or jar, for carrying or holding water (in the Septuagint for כַּד[kadh], “jar,” or “pitcher”). It was usually carried by women upon the head, or upon the shoulder (Jn 4:28). Pots of larger size,
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
WATERPOT (ὑδρία, freq. in LXX for Gn 24:14 כַּר‎, Jg 7:16, 1 K 17:12, 18:33, Ec 12:6).—1. Jn 2:6, 7 λίθιναι ὑδρίαι ἓξ κείμεναι … γεμίσατε τὰς ὑδρίας ὕδατος. The stone waterpots (כְּלֵי אֲבָנִים in Rabbinic writings) were placed outside the reception-room, for the washing of the hands before
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
WATERPOT Vessel made for carrying water, usually made of clay although some were made of stone (John 2:6). Large pots stored water (1 Kings 18:33; John 2:6); a woman could carry smaller pots on her shoulder (John 4:28). Small pitchers were used for pouring water (Luke 22:10; Jer. 19). Water was also
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Kantharos(Lat. cantharus). Greek drinking cup, footed, two-handled, with a wide mouth and deep bowl (in contrast to the calix, which is also a double-handled, footed drinking cup, but with a shallow bowl); synonyms: crater, luter, concha, χυτρόγαυλος. Multiple examples survive in glass, terra-cotta,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
WATERPOT, wô′tẽr-pot (ὑδρία, hudría; cf ὕδωρ, húdōr, “water”): An earthen vessel, or jar, for carrying or holding water (in LXX for כַּד‎, kadh, “jar,” or “pitcher”). It was usually carried by women upon the head, or upon the shoulder (Jn 4:28). Pots of larger size, holding eighteen or twenty gallons
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Wedding at Cana
WEDDING at CANA (iconography). The first miracle of Christ (Jn 2:2–11), mentioned by the fathers of the church as a symbol of the transformed elements of Communion (Cyp., Ep. 63 Hartel: PL 5,383; Cyr. of Jer., Mystagogica IV: PG 33,1098), is amply represented in Christian iconography. The oldest depictions
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