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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bucket
Bucket [Heb. de]; NEB also VESSELS. The word is found only in Isa. 40:15; Nu. 24:7. The bucket was doubtless a waterskin with two crosspieces at the top to fit it for use in drawing water, like those now in use in Palestine.
Waterskin
Waterskin [Heb. nēḇel]; AV BOTTLE; NEB CISTERN. In Job 38:37 a common term for a container of liquids (see Jar) is applied to the clouds as sources of rain.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bucket
BUCKET. Found only in Isa 40:15 and Num 24:7. The bucket was a skin with two wooden crosspieces at the top attached to a rope, for drawing water.Leather bucket used at a well. JR
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bucket
BUCKET. A skin vessel with which to draw water (Isa. 40:15). In John 4:11 the Gk. word antlēma is used.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bucket
Bucketa vessel to draw water with (Isa. 40:15); used figuratively, probably, of a numerous issue (Num. 24:7).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bucket
BUCKET — a container made of animal skin and used for drawing water from a well or cistern (Num. 24:7; Is. 40:15). The mouth of the leather bucket was kept open by two sticks or crosspieces. A similar kind of container is still used in some parts of Israel.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BUCKET
BUCKET<buk’-et> (דְּלִי‎ [deli]): The word is found only in Isaiah 40:15; Numbers 24:7, in the latter passage in a figurative use. The bucket was doubtless a waterskin with two cross-pieces at the top to fit it for use in drawing water, like those now in use in Palestine. The ordinary word for water-skin
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bucket
BUCKET Reference is to water skin held open at the top by a stick in the shape of a cross (Num. 24:7; Isa. 40:15). The main purpose was for drawing water from a well and is still used in Palestine today.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Bucket
bucket. A pail made of leather used for drawing water from a well or cistern. It had two crosspieces at the top to keep it open. Such buckets are still in use in Palestine. The Hebrew term (dĕlî H1932) is used figuratively in the OT (Num. 24:7; Isa. 40:15).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Bucket
BUCKET, bukʹet (דְּלִי‎, de): The word is found only in Isa 40:15; Nu 24:7, in the latter passage in a fig. use. The bucket was doubtless a water-skin with two cross-pieces at the top to fit it for use in drawing water, like those now in use in Pal. The ordinary word for water-skin is a different one
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BUCKET
BUCKET [דְּלִיdeli; κάδος kados, ἄντλημα antlēma; vas]. A container, often leather, used to draw water from cisterns and wells (John 4:11). The water it holds is used metaphorically to emphasize the prosperity of Israel (Num 24:7) and the insignificance of other nations (Isa 40:15; 2 Esd 6:56).