Wine-Skins • Wineskins
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
WINESKINS Containers made of animal hide for keeping wine. The term is prominent in Jesus’ maxim that new wine cannot be put in old wineskins but must be put in new wineskins because the new wine, when it ferments and expands, will break the old wineskins and spill out. New wine must be put into new
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
WINESKIN — a bag for holding and dispensing Wine, made from the skin of a goat or another animal (Job 32:19). In Bible times, wineskins were manufactured from whole animal hides.Jesus used the analogy of wineskins to show that the Jewish legalism of the Old Testament was inflexible and outdated: “No
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
WINE-SKINS(חֵמֶת[chemeth] (Gen 21:14 margin), נאד[n’odh] (Jdg 4:19 “’bottle”) נֵבֶל[nebhel], נֶבֶל[nebhel] (1 Sam 10:3 margin), (אוֹב[’obh]) (Job 32:19); [ἀσκός, askos] (Mt 9:17; Mk 2:22; Lk 5:37; compare [ἀσκοπυτίνη, askoputine], Judith 10:5, the Revised Version (British
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
WINE-SKINS (חֵמֶת‎, ḥēmeth [Gen 21:14 m], נאד‎, n’ōdh [Jgs 4:19, “bottle”], נֵבֶל‎, nēbhel, נֶבֶל‎, nebhel [1 S 10:3 m], אוֹב‎, ‘ōbh [Job 32:19]; ἀσκός, askós [Mt 9:17; Mk 2:22; Lk 5:37; cf ἀσκοπυτίνη, askoputínē, Jth 10:5, RV “leathern bottle”]): These words are all used to designate skins for
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
WINESKIN [נֹאדnoʾdh, נֵבֶלnevel; ἀσκός askos]. A container made from the hide of a goat or sheep, used to carry wine or other liquids while traveling (Josh 9:4, 13; 1 Sam 16:20). Wineskins were easier to handle than pitchers or jars. The pressure of carbon dioxide released by the fermentation of
WATERSKINS [נֵבֶלnevel]. The Hebrew word translated “waterskins” in Job 38:37 usually refers to containers used for storing wine (e.g., 1 Sam 1:24; 10:3; see WINESKIN). The term is used in Job as a metaphor for clouds, the “waterskins of the heavens,” whose contents only God can heft and pour down as
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