Barrel [N]

a vessel used for keeping flour ( 1 Kings 17:12 1 Kings 17:14 1 Kings 17:16 ). The same word (cad) so rendered is also translated "pitcher," a vessel for carrying water ( Genesis 24:14 ; Judges 7:16 ).

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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

Bibliography Information

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



The word "barrel" in the King James Version (see 1 Kings 17:12,14,16; 18:33: "The barrel of meal," "fill four barrels with water," etc.) stands for the large earthenware jar (so the American Standard Revised Version) used in the East for carrying water from the spring or well, and for storing grain, etc., according to a custom that still persists. It is elsewhere (EV) more fitly rendered "pitcher."


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