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Flagon
Flagons
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Flagon
Flagon [Heb. nēḇel] (Isa. 22:24); NEB POT; [qaśwâ] (Ex. 25:29; 37:16; Nu. 4:7); AV COVER. A large pitcher or jug, which in the tabernacle rituals was the container from which the drink offerings were poured out.In 2 S. 6:19; 1 Ch. 16:3; Cant. 2:5; Hos. 3:1 the AV mistranslates ʾašîšâ as “flagon.”
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Flagon
flagon, a vessel for storing and/or serving liquids. The word appears five times in the Bible, in three instances paired with bowls, thus suggesting complete service for food and drink in ritual contexts (Exod. 25:29; 37:16; Num. 4:7). In Esther 1:8, flagons of wine illustrate the lavish nature of the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Flagon
FLAGON. In (Isa 22:24) “flagons” (Heb. nbālɩ̂m) refers to a clay storage jar (Lam 4:2) or a bag, usually made of dried whole skins of a goat or other similar animal, and was used for water, wine, milk, or other liquids.It is generally thought that the Heb. word ’ăshɩ̂shâ translated “flagon” in other
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Flagon
FLAGON. Heb. nēḇel, Is. 22:24, a large, two-handled jar for storing wine (*Glass). av translates Heb. ašı̂šâ as ‘flagon’, following the interpretation of Qimchi. However, Ho. 3:1 (Heb. ašîšê ‘anāḇîm.… of grapes) and Ct. 2:5 (parallel to ‘refresh me with apples’, rsv) suggest a derivation
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Flagon
Flagon, a word employed in the Authorized Version to render two distinct Hebrew terms:1. Ashı̂shah, 2 Sam. 6:19; 1 Chron. 16:3; Song. 2:5; Hos. 3:1. It really means a cake of pressed raisins. Such cakes were considered as delicacies; they were also offered to idols. 2. Nebel, Isa. 22:24, is commonly
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Flagons
FLAGONS. A KJV term rendered “jars” (Heb. nēbel; Isa. 22:24) or “raisin cakes” (Heb. ˒ăshı̂shâ; 2 Sam. 6:19; song of Sol. 2:5; Hos. 3:1) in the NASB and NIV.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Flagon
FlagonHeb. ashishah, (2 Sam. 6:19; 1 Chr. 16:3; Cant. 2:5; Hos. 3:1), meaning properly “a cake of pressed raisins.” “Flagons of wine” of the Authorized Version should be, as in the Revised Version, “cakes of raisins” in all these passages. In Isa. 22:24 it is the rendering of the Hebrew nebel, which
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FLAGON
FLAGON<flag’-un>: The translation of [אֲשִׁישָׁה‎, ’ashishah], in the King James Version in 2 Sam 6:19; 1 Ch 16:3; Song 2:5; Hos 3:1. In all, these passages the Revised Version (British and American) reads “cake of raisins” or “raisins.” It was probably a pressed raisin cake. the King James
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Flagon
Flagʹon, a word employed in our Authorized Version to render two distinct Hebrew terms. In 2 Sam. 6:19; 1 Chron. 16:3; Song 2:5; Hos. 3:1, it means a cake of pressed raisins; in Isa. 22:24 it designates a bottle or vessel.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Flagon
FLAGON Large, two-handled jar for storing wine (Isa. 22:24 KJV; Exod. 25:29; 37:16 REB, NRSV). The Hebrew term ashishah translated as “flagon” by the KJV (2 Sam. 6:19; 1 Chron. 16:3; Song 2:5; Hos. 3:1) refers to a cake of raisins, often used as offerings to idols.Statue of an aged woman holding a
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Flagon
flagon. A large vessel used for holding liquors. The NRSV uses it several times, usually to render Hebrew qaśwâ H7987 (NIV, “pitcher” or “jar”; Exod. 25:29 et al.; in Esth. 1:8 the NRSV translates freely). Both the NRSV and the KJV have it once as the rendering of the synonymous term nēbel H5574 (Isa.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Flagon
FLAGON, flag′un: The tr of אֲשִׁישָׁה‎, ’ăshīshāh, in AV in 2 S 6:19; 1 Ch 16:3; Cant 2:5; Hos 3:1. In all these passages RV reads “cake of raisins” or “raisins. It was probably a pressed raisin cake. AV and RV read “flagons,” in Isa 22:24 as a rendering of נְבָלִים‎, nebhālīm, which is elsewhere
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