2 Samuel 17:28

Overview - 2 Samuel 17
Ahithophel's counsel is overthrown by Hushai's, according to God's appointment.
15 Secret intelligence is sent unto David.
23 Ahithophel hangs himself.
25 Amasa is made captain.
27 David at Mahanaim is furnished with provisions.
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2 Samuel 17:28  (King James Version)
Brought beds, and basons, and earthen vessels, and wheat, and barley, and flour, and parched corn, and beans, and lentiles, and parched pulse,

These no doubt consisted of skins of beasts, mats, carpets, and such like.
2 Samuel 16:1 2 Samuel 16:2 1 Samuel 25:18 ; Isaiah 32:8

or, cups.
{Sappoth,} probably wooden bowls, such as the Arabs still eat out of, and knead their bread in.

earthen vessels
{Keley yotzair}, literally, "vessels of the potter." So when Dr. Perry visited the temple of Luxor in Egypt, he says, "We were entertained by the Caliph here with great civility and favour; he sent us, in return of our presents, several sheep, a good quantity of eggs, {bardacks,}" etc. The {bardacks,} he informs us, were earthen vessels, used "to cool and refresh their water in, by means of which it drinks very cool and pleasant in the hottest seasons of the year
" See Harmer, ch. vi.
Obadiah 1:3

Mr. Jones says, "Travellers use {zumeet, tumeet,} and {limereece.} {Zumeet} is flour mixed with honey, butter, and
spice; {tumeet} is flour done up with organ oil: and {limereece} is flour mixed with water, for drink. This
quenches thirst much better than water alone, satisfies a hungry appetite; cools and refreshes tired and weary spirits," etc.