water jar. Several types of clay jars were used for water during biblical times. The largest (Heb. kad) was used for storage or for carrying a supply of water from the community source; such containers were carried by Rebekah (Gen. 24:14) and Elijah (1 Kings 18:33). The Samaritan woman also carried a
Jar. †Clay vessels of several varieties, used in biblical times for liquid and dry storage.Heb. kaḏ refers to a vessel used for carrying water (Gen. 24:14; KJV “pitcher”; cf. Gk. kerámion; Mark 14:13 par.) and for storing flour (1 Kgs. 17:12, 14, 16; KJV “barrel”); it was sealed with
JAR. A general description of vessels made of fired clay, although applied infrequently to mineral, stone, or metal containers. Several Heb. terms are translated by “jar” in the NASB and NIV, probably indicating several different sizes and shapes of containers.The kad (Gen. 24:14–18, 20, 43–46) was
JAR — a container made of clay, used primarily for liquids but sometimes for dry goods. A jar could be used for both storage (1 Kin. 17:12; cruse, KJV) and serving (1 Kin. 19:6). Similar containers are called by several different names in the Bible. They are sometimes called “waterpots” (John 2:6), or
BARREL<bar’-el>: The word “barrel” in the King James Version (see 1 Kings 17:12, 14, 16; 18:33: “The barrel of meal,” “fill four barrels with water,” etc.) stands for the large earthenware jar (so the American Standard Revised Version) used in the East for carrying water from the spring
BARREL,barʹel: The word “barrel” in AV (see 1 K 17:12, 14, 16; 18:33: “The barrel of meal,” “fill four barrels with water,” etc) stands for the large earthenware jar (so ARV) used in the East for carrying water from the spring or well, and for storing grain, etc, according to a custom that still persists.
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