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Waterpot

WATERPOT

wo'-ter-pot (hudria; compare hudor, "water"):

An earthen vessel, or jar, for carrying or holding water (in the Septuagint for kadh, "jar," or "pitcher"). It was usually carried by women upon the head, or upon the shoulder (John 4:28). Pots of larger size, holding eighteen or twenty gallons apiece, were used by the Jews for purposes of ceremonial purification (John 2:6).


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