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A vessel made for carrying water, usually made of clay although some were made of stone (John 2:6 ). Large pots stored water (1 Kings 18:33 ; John 2:6 ); smaller pots a woman could carry on her shoulder (John 4:28 ). Small pitchers were used for pouring water (Luke 22:10 ; see Jeremiah 19:1 ). Water was also carried in animal skins. See Pottery; Skin ; 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 'Waterpot'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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