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Drawer of water
Drawers of Water
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Drawer of Water
Drawer of Water [Heb. šō’ēḇ mayim < šā’aḇ—‘bail up water’]. In biblical times one who had the essential task in the community of drawing water from wells. This was recognized as one of the most menial tasks, and was frequently assigned to women (Gen. 24:11, 13, 43; 1 S. 9:11; Jn. 4:7, 15), though
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Drawer of Water
DRAWER OF WATER. One of the lowest classes of servant (Deut 29:11). Yet such servitude was preferred to death by the Gibeonites, who in fear had submitted to the invading Israelites (Josh 9:21, 23, 27). Women (Gen 24:11) and young men (Ruth 2:9) drew water from the well as part of daily chores, but as
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Drawer of Water
DRAWER OF WATER (Heb. sho˒eb mayim, “drawer of water”). In the East water is often carried from the rivers or wells by persons who make it their trade, carrying the water in goatskins slung on their backs, with the neck brought around under the arm to serve as a mouth. It was a hard and servile employment
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Drawer of water
Drawer of water(Deut. 29:11; Josh. 9:21, 23), a servile employment to which the Gibeonites were condemned.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DRAWER, OF WATER
DRAWER, OF WATER<dro’-er>, ([שֹׁאֵב מַיִם‎, sho’ebh mayim], from [שָׁאַב‎, sha’abh], “to bale up” water): In Syria and Palestine, outside of Mt. Lebanon and the Anti-Lebanon, the springs of water are scarce and the inhabitants of these less favored places have always depended upon wells and cisterns
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Drawers of Water
DRAWERS OF WATER Water carriers (Josh. 9:21, 23, 27). See Occupations and Professions.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Drawer of Water
drawer of water. An expression used by the KJV and other versions with reference to a lowly servant class (Deut. 29:11; Josh. 9:21–27; NIV, “water carrier”). Drawing water was a menial task often performed by women (Gen. 24:13; 1 Sam. 9:11). Sometimes it was assigned to young men (Ruth 2:9). It may have
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Drawer, of Water
DRAWER, drôʹẽr, OF WATER (שֹׁאֵב מַיִם‎, shō’ēbh mayim, from שָׁאַב‎, shā’abh, “to bale up” water): In Syria and Pal, outside of Mt. Lebanon and the Anti-Lebanon, the springs of water are scarce and the inhabitants of these less favored places have always depended upon wells and cisterns for their
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DRAWERS OF WATER
DRAWERS OF WATER [שֹׁאֲבֵי מַיִםshoʾave mayim; ὑδροφόροι hydrophoroi]. Arid biblical lands required the use of wells and cisterns, and drawing water was a predominately female task (Gen 24:11, 13, 43; John 4:7, 15). Drawers of water were considered among the lowest classes of the covenant people (Deut