Containers and Vessels • Vessels
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Pottery vessels used for grain storage often were very large. This one, (dating c. 1500 b.c.) from the palace at Knossos, Crete, is almost five feet high. BMVESSEL. hollow utensil made of leather, cloth, wood, stone, straw, or metal, including copper (Ex 27:3), silver (Num 7:13), and gold (2 Chr 4:8).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
VESSELS. Before the invention of pottery (during the 6th millennium bc) vessels were containers made from skins, rushes, wood and stone. These, made of perishable materials, have seldom survived. The dry sands of Egypt have preserved some leather and basketry (see S. Cole, The Neolithic Revolution, BM
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Vesselvessel, a container, often for liquids. ‘Vessel’ is the usual kjv translation for terms designating a wide variety of containers and implements (Heb. keli; Gk. skeuos); the rsv translates them ‘vessel,’ ‘bag,’ ‘bowl,’ ‘utensil’ and ‘instrument.’ The most common vessels were of earthenware (Jer.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
VESSEL — any kind of container or receptacle. The vessels of the Hebrew people were usually earthenware. But vessels of glass, metal, leather, wicker, and stone were not uncommon. They were used to hold everything from documents (Jer. 32:14) to wine, fruits, and oil (Jer. 40:10).In a broader sense,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
VESSEL<ves’-el>: Is used freely in English Versions of the Bible to translate כְּלִי[keli], the Aramaic מָאן[ma’n], and [σκευ̂ος, skeuos], words all meaning “an implement or utensil” of any kind, when the context shows that a hollow utensil is meant. In 1 Sam 21:5, however, the translation of
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
vessels. The containers for the celebration of the *Eucharist, such as the *cruet, *paten and *chalice.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Vessels and Utensils
VESSELS AND UTENSILS Implements or containers ordinarily used in, for example, the temple service or household activities. Vessels are utensils designed for holding dry or liquid products. A number of vessels and other utensils are mentioned in the Bible.Vessel Materials Vessels in biblical times were
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
VesselGreek expression: skeuosPronunciation: SKEW awssStrong’s Number: 4632Key Verses2 Corinthians 4:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:4; 2 Timothy 2:20In ancient times, people used “vessels” or jars for many purposes—especially to contain liquids and food. Most of these were made of clay, which is ostrakinos
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
vessel. A container for a liquid or some other substance. Vessels were used for storage of food or valuables (e.g., the Dead Sea Scrolls; cf. also Paul’s figure: “we have this treasure in earthen vessels” [2 Cor. 4:7 KJV]). Materials varied from the ubiquitous pottery of ancient civilizations to precious
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Vessels, Eucharistic
VESSELS, EUCHARISTICLet the very paintings upon your cups come forward to show whether even in them the figurative meaning of that sheep will shine through. Tertullian (c. 212, W), 4.80.The utensils and furniture of the church were abandoned to pillage. Lactantius (c. 320, W), 7.305.Let no one appropriate
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Glass: Mold-Blown
Glass: Mold-BlownMold-blown vessels differ from glass vessels formed by other methods (→ Glass) because the glassblower can produce multiple copies that are formally close. Whereas vessels with mold-blown Christian motifs can rarely be traced to the Roman Empire, the technique itself dates back to the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
VESSEL, vesʹel: Is used freely in EV to translate כְּלִי‎, ke, the Aram. מָאן‎, mā’n, and σκεῦος, skeúos, words all meaning “an implement or utensil” of any kind, when the context shows that a hollow utensil is meant. In 1 S 21:5, however, the tr of the pl. of ke by “vessels” is dubious. EV evidently