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Holman Bible Dictionary
An elongated pottery vessel about six inches tall used for holding liquids such as oil (1Kings 17:12,1Kings 17:14,1 Kings 17:16
) or water (1 Kings 19:6
). Modern readers would understand the vessels to serve the purpose of a modern canteen (1 Samuel 26:11-16
). The bowl (2 Kings 2:20
NIV) reflects a different Hebrew term but a similar type vessel.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Cruse'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/c/cruse.html. 1991.