water jar

water jar

A container for water. Several types of clay jars were used for water during biblical times. The largest was used for storage or carrying a supply of water from the community source, as did Rebekah (Gen 24:14) and Elijah (1Kgs 18:33). The Samaritan woman carried a water jar (John 4:28), and water jars at the Cana wedding feast were made of stone (John 2:6; John 2:7).

Gen 24:14

14Let the girl to whom I shall say, ‘Please offer your jar that I may drink,’ and who shall say, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels’—let her be the one whom y ... View more

1Kgs 18:33

33Next he put the wood in order, cut the bull in pieces, and laid it on the wood. He said, “Fill four jars with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on t ... View more

John 4:28

28Then the woman left her water jar and went back to the city. She said to the people,

John 2:6

6Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.

John 2:7

7Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.

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