pich'-er (kadh; keramion):
The word is found chiefly in the Old Testament in the story of Rebekah in Genesis 24:13; but Gideon's men also had their lamps in pitchers (Judges 7:16,19). Ecclesiastes speaks of the pitcher broken at the fountain (12:6). The single use in the New Testament is in Mark 14:13 parallel Luke 22:10. The pitcher was an earthenware vessel (compare Lamentations 4:2, nebhel), with one or two handles, used for carrying water, and commonly borne upon the head or shoulder (compare Genesis 24).
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