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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Cruse

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Cruse. This word appeals as the translation of three Hebrew words: one of these occurs in 1 Samuel 26:11-12; 1 Samuel 26:16; 1 Kings 17:12; 1 Kings 17:14; 1 Kings 17:16; 1 Kings 19:6, to denote a vessel used for water or oil. Again, we have a "cruse of honey." 1 Kings 14:3. The same word is also rendered "bottle." Jeremiah 19:1; Jeremiah 19:10. This must have been of earthenware, and had its Hebrew name from the gurgling sound caused when any liquid was poured from it. The only other place in which our version has "cruse" is 2 Kings 2:20. The original word is translated "dish" in 2 Kings 21:13, "pans" in 2 Chronicles 36:13, and "bosom" in Proverbs 19:24; Proverbs 26:15, A. V., but dish in the R. V. It was probably a metal platter or dish.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Cruse'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/c/cruse.html. 1893.

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