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Vessel that held oil, usually for anointing purposes (1 Samuel 10:1 KJV, NRSV; “flask” NAS, NIV). The same word is used a number of times in the Book of Revelation ( 1 Samuel 5:8 ; 1 Samuel 15:7 ; 1Samuel 16:1-4,1Samuel 16:8,1Samuel 16:10,1Samuel 16:12,1 Samuel 16:17 ; 1 Samuel 17:1 ; 1 Samuel 21:9 ; “bowls,” NAS, NIV, NRSV). See Anoint ; Oil ; Vessels and Utensils .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Vial'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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