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Potsherd

Potsherd [N] [S]

a "shred", i.e., anything severed, as a fragment of earthenware ( Job 2:8 ; Proverbs 26:23 ; Isaiah 45:9 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[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 Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Potsherd". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Potsherd

A piece of broken pottery.

I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a POTSHERD; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. ( Psalm 22:14-15 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

Bibliography Information

"Entry for 'Potsherd'". A King James Dictionary.

Potsherd, [N] [E]

also in Authorized Version "sherd," a broken piece of earthenware. ( Proverbs 26:23 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Potsherd,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

POTSHERD

pot'-shurd (cheres):

A piece of earthenware (Job 2:8; Psalms 22:15; Isaiah 45:9). the Revised Version (British and American) renders the word in Proverbs 26:23, "an earthen vessel," and in Job 41:30 substitutes "sharp potsherds" for "sharp stones." Sirach 22:7 refers to the art of "gluing a potsherd (ostrakon) together."

See HARSITH; OSTRACA.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'POTSHERD'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.