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There are six Hebrew words translated 'bottle ' in the O.T. Among the descendants of Judah there were some described as 'potters,' 1 Chronicles 4:23 ; and from the relies found in the tombs of Egypt it is evident that bottles were very early made of earthenware; and small ones of glass; though then, as now in the East, especially for larger vessels and for those to be carried about, skins were used. Joshua 9:4,13 . They are made of goats' skins: the head, the legs and the tail are cut off, and the body drawn out. In the N.T. the word is ἀσκός, and signifies a 'wineskin,' or 'skin-bag.' Hence new wine must be put into new skins, which are more or less elastic. Matthew 9:17 ; Mark 2:22 ; Luke 5:37,38 . The Lord was teaching that the new principles of the kingdom would not suit the old forms of Judaism: everything must be new.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Bottle '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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