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Flagon, [N] [E]

a word employed in the Authorized Version to render two distinct Hebrew terms:

  1. Ashishah , ( 2 Samuel 6:19 ; 1 Chronicles 16:3 ; Solomon 2:5 ; Hosea 3:1 ) It really means a cake of pressed raisins. Such cakes were considered as delicacies; they were also offered to idols.
  2. Nebel , ( Isaiah 22:24 ) is commonly used for a bottle or vessel, originally probably a skin, but in later times a piece of pottery. ( Isaiah 30:14 )

[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 'Flagon,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.
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