Heb. ashishah, ( 2 Samuel 6:19 ; 1 Chronicles 16:3 ; Cant 2:5 ; Hosea 3:1 ), meaning properly "a cake of pressed raisins." "Flagons of wine" of the Authorized Version should be, as in the Revised Version, "cakes of raisins" in all these passages. In Isaiah 22:24 it is the rendering of the Hebrew nebel , which properly means a bottle or vessel of skin. (Compare 1 Samuel 1:24 ; 10:3 ; 25:18 ; 2 Sam 16:1 , where the same Hebrew word is used.)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Flagon". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".