The term "pot" is applicable to so many sorts of vessels that it can scarcely be restricted to any one in particular.

  1. Asuc ( 2 Kings 4:2 ) the earthen jar, deep and narrow, without handles, probably like the Roman and Egyptian amphora, inserted in a stand of wood or stone.
  2. Cheres , an earthen vessel for stewing or seething. ( Leviticus 6:28 ; Ezekiel 4:9 )
  3. Dud , a vessel for culinary purposes, perhaps of smaller size. ( 1 Samuel 2:14 ) The "pots" set before the Rachabites, ( Jeremiah 35:5 ) were probably bulging jars or bowls. The water-pots of Cana appear to have been large amphorae, such as are in use at the present day in Syria. These were of stone or hard earthenware. The water-pot of the Samaritan woman may have been a leathern bucket, such as Bedouin women use.

Bibliography Information

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