Jar for the wine offering
Religious Objects
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
JarMost of the vessels in antiquity were made of fired clay, and the jars mentioned in the Bible are no exception. Only rarely was stone, metal, glass, or alabaster used.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Water Jar
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BARREL. The word used in KJV refers to a large earthenware jar used for carrying water, storing grain, etc. (1 Kgs 17:12, 14, 16; 18:33). The Heb. word kad is more properly translated “pitcher” (KJV) or “jar” (RSV) in Gen 24:14–20; Eccl 12:6; Jdg 7:16–20). See Pottery.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BARREL. The English term barrel, from Heb. kad, appears only in the KJV. In the NASB it is replaced by bowl (marg., lit. “pitcher,” 1 Kings 17:12, 14, 16) and pitcher (1 Kings 18:33). The NIV renders it “jar” (1 Kings 17:12, 14, 16; 18:33) consistently. See Bowl; Pitcher.
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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Barrela vessel used for keeping flour (1 Kings 17:12, 14, 16). The same word (cad) so rendered is also translated “pitcher,” a vessel for carrying water (Gen. 24:14; Judg. 7:16).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BARREL — the KJV translation of the Hebrew word kad, which means “an earthen jar.” The NKJV has bin (1 Kin. 17:12, 14, 16) and Waterpots (1 Kin. 18:33).
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
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BARREL KJV translation found in 1 Kings 17:12–16; 18:33. Modern versions translate the same word as “jar.” Jars were used for carrying water and storing flour. See Pottery.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
barrel. A term used in the KJV to translate Hebrew kad H3902, better rendered “jar” (1 Ki. 17:12, 14, 16; 18:33).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
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.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
URN [στάμνος stamnos]. A jar. An urn holds the manna of the exodus inside the ark of the covenant within the earthly tabernacle, according to the author of Hebrews (9:4; compare Exod 16:33–34).