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Easton's Bible Dictionary
For holding oil or perfumery (Mark 14:3). It was of the form of a flask or bottle. The Hebrew word (pak) used for it is more appropriately rendered "vial" in 1 Samuel 10:1, and should also be so rendered in 2 Kings 9:1, where alone else it occurs.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box (Buxus sempervirens) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box (B. suffruticosa), is much used for borders in gardens. The wood of the tree varieties, being very hard and smooth, is extensively used in the arts, as by turners, engravers, mathematical instrument makers, etc.

2. (n.) A receptacle or case of any firm material and of various shapes.

3. (n.) The quantity that a box contain.

4. (n.) A space with a few seats partitioned off in a theater, or other place of public amusement.

5. (n.) A chest or any receptacle for the deposit of money; as, a poor box; a contribution box.

6. (n.) A small country house.

7. (n.) A boxlike shed for shelter; as, a sentry box.

8. (n.) An axle box, journal box, journal bearing, or bushing.

9. (n.) A chamber or section of tube in which a valve works; the bucket of a lifting pump.

10. (n.) The driver's seat on a carriage or coach.

11. (n.) A present in a box; a present; esp. a Christmas box or gift.

12. (n.) The square in which the pitcher stands.

13. (n.) A Mediterranean food fish; the bogue.

14. (v. t.) To enclose in a box.

15. (v. t.) To furnish with boxes, as a wheel.

16. (v. t.) To enclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to a required form.

17. (n.) A blow on the head or ear with the hand.

18. (v. i.) To fight with the fist; to combat with, or as with, the hand or fist; to spar.

19. (v. t.) To strike with the hand or fist, especially to strike on the ear, or on the side of the head.

20. (v. t.) To boxhaul.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

The passages in which this word occurs are 2 Kings 9:1, 3 (Hebrew pakh, "cruet," "flask," the Revised Version (British and American) vial) and the synoptic passages Matthew 26:7 the King James Version; Mark 14:3 the King James Version; Luke 7:37 the King James Version (Greek alabastron). "Perfume-boxes" are mentioned in Isaiah 3:20; in the New Testament passages the Revised Version (British and American) renders "alabaster cruse." "Alabaster" was a white stone much used in ornamentation; and out of it small vessels we re made for holding precious ointment. "She brake the cruse" (Mark 14:3), i.e. the seal, not the vessel.

In Isaiah 41:19 and Isaiah 60:13, "box" is found in connection with "tree," as "box-tree" (which see).

4438. pukteuo -- to box
... pukteuo. 4439 . to box. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: pukteuo Phonetic
Spelling: (pook-teh'-o) Short Definition: I box Definition: I box, am a boxer. ...
// - 6k

1101. glossokomon -- a case, a box
... a case, a box. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: glossokomon Phonetic
Spelling: (gloce-sok'-om-on) Short Definition: bag, purse, box, chest ...
// - 6k

211. alabastron -- a box of alabaster
... a box of alabaster. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: alabastron Phonetic
Spelling: (al-ab'-as-tron) Short Definition: an alabaster phial or bottle ...
// - 6k

2787. kibotos -- a wooden box
... a wooden box. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: kibotos Phonetic Spelling:
(kib-o-tos') Short Definition: an ark Definition: (properly: a wooden ...
// - 6k

5336. phatne -- a manger
... 5336 -- a cattle-crib; a feeding box (crib) for cattle; a manger. Word Origin a
prim. word Definition a manger NASB Word Usage manger (3), stall (1). ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
712. argaz -- a box, chest
... a box, chest. Transliteration: argaz Phonetic Spelling: (ar-gawz') Short Definition:
box. Word Origin from ragaz Definition a box, chest NASB Word Usage box (3) ...
/hebrew/712.htm - 6k

8392. tebah -- a box, chest
... tebah. 8393 . a box, chest. Transliteration: tebah Phonetic Spelling: (tay-baw')
Short Definition: ark. ... box tree. Perhaps of foreign derivation; a box -- ark. ...
/hebrew/8392.htm - 5k

8410. tidhar -- (name of a tree) probably elm
... 8409, 8410. tidhar. 8411 . (name of a tree) probably elm. Transliteration:
tidhar Phonetic Spelling: (tid-hawr') Short Definition: box. ...
/hebrew/8410.htm - 6k

6378. pak -- a vial, flask
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition a vial, flask NASB Word Usage flask
(3). box, vial. From pakah; a flask (from which a liquid may flow) -- box, vial. ...
/hebrew/6378.htm - 6k

727. aron -- a chest, ark
... ark, chest, coffin. Or laron {aw-rone'}; from 'arah (in the sense of gathering);
a box -- ark, chest, coffin. see HEBREW 'arah. 726, 727. aron. 728 . ...
/hebrew/727.htm - 6k

7298. rahat -- a trough
... From an unused root apparently meaning to hollow out; a channel or watering-box;
by resemblance a ringlet of hair (as forming parallel lines) -- gallery, gutter ...
/hebrew/7298.htm - 5k

8391. teashshur -- boxtree
... Tarea. From 'ashar; a species of cedar (from its erectness) -- box (tree). see HEBREW
'ashar. 8390, 8391. teashshur. 8392 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/8391.htm - 6k


The Alabaster Box
... THE ALABASTER BOX. ... So she caught up her alabaster box, and without questioning herself
about the act, let her heart have its way, and poured it out on Christ. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/the alabaster box.htm

The Box of Ointment.
... XVII. THE BOX OF OINTMENT. Once more we visit in thought a peaceful and
happy home-scene in the same Bethany household. The severed ...
/.../ of bethany/xvii the box of ointment.htm

No Ballot-Box.
... XXXIX. NO BALLOT-BOX. We see that certain politicians are busy trying
to convince those who have any fear upon the matter, that ...
// bread/xxxix no ballot-box.htm

On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small
... The word "signal-box" is unpoetical. But the thing signal-box is ... The word
"pillar-box" is unpoetical. But the thing pillar-box is ...
// on mr rudyard kipling.htm

Swords Beaten into Ploughshares.
... So one day, when no one saw him, he took the swords, with the box in which they
had been carefully placed, and started for the blacksmith's shop. ...
// daniel/chapter seven swords beaten into.htm

How to Work God's Joy-Machine
... We might have stood there by the music-box all day and wished to hear it play; we
might have asked it ever so earnestly to play for us; but until the nickel ...
// talks/talk forty-five how to work.htm

Diamond Became a Great Favourite with all the Men About the Mews. ...
... there was a boy who had a chance of being a prodigy at cab-driving, Diamond was
that boy, for the strife came to be who should have him out with him on the box ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 17 diamond became a.htm

The Margin of the Nile
... She carried a band of linen and a small box of horn in her hand. ... She set her box
upon an outstanding edge of stone and devoted herself to him. ...
// yoke/chapter xiv the margin of.htm

Fragrant Graces
... when Christ tabled among men, when he did eat and drink with them, being found in
fashion as a man, the loving spirit broke the alabaster box of precious ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 61 1915/fragrant graces.htm

The Next Morning Diamond was up Almost as Early as Before. ...
... It was a cloudy day, and the wind blew hard from the north"-so hard sometimes that,
perched on the box with just his toes touching the ground, Diamond wished ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 26 the next morning.htm

Box (13 Occurrences)
... The common box (Buxus sempervirens) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf
box (B. suffruticosa), is much used for borders in gardens. ...
/b/box.htm - 13k

Box-tree (2 Occurrences)
Box-tree. Boxtree, Box-tree. Boxwood . Easton's Bible Dictionary (Hebrews
teashshur), mentioned in Isaiah 60:13; 41:19, was, according ...
/b/box-tree.htm - 8k

Money-box (3 Occurrences)
Money-box. Money-bags, Money-box. Moneychanger . Multi-Version
Concordance Money-box (3 Occurrences). Luke 21:1 And ...
/m/money-box.htm - 7k

Box-wood (2 Occurrences)
Box-wood. Boxwood, Box-wood. Boy . Multi-Version Concordance
Box-wood (2 Occurrences). Isaiah 41:19 I give in a wilderness ...
/b/box-wood.htm - 6k

Alabaster-box (2 Occurrences)
Alabaster-box. Alabaster, Alabaster-box. Alameth . Multi-Version
Concordance Alabaster-box (2 Occurrences). Matthew ...
/a/alabaster-box.htm - 7k

... The ashur is the box-tree, and accordingly the Revised Version rightly reads "inlaid
in box wood." This is the Buxus sempervirens of botanists. ...BOX-TREE. ...
/b/boxtree.htm - 7k

Alabaster (6 Occurrences)
... Occurs only in the New Testament in connection with the box of "ointment of spikenard
very precious," with the contents of which a woman anointed the head of ...
/a/alabaster.htm - 11k

... 2. (n.) A small square box, made either of parchment or of black calfskin, containing
slips of parchment or vellum on which are written the scriptural passages ...
/p/phylactery.htm - 13k

Case (138 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles;
the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover ...
/c/case.htm - 38k

Reclining (25 Occurrences)
... Matthew 26:7 there came to him a woman having an alabaster box of ointment, very
precious, and she poured on his head as he is reclining (at meat). (YLT NIV). ...
/r/reclining.htm - 14k

Bible Concordance
Box (13 Occurrences)

Matthew 26:7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.

Mark 12:43 And he made his disciples come to him, and said to them, Truly I say to you, This poor widow has put in more than all those who are putting money into the box:

Luke 7:37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,

John 12:6 Now he said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and having the money box, used to steal what was put into it.

John 13:29 For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus said to him, "Buy what things we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor.

1 Corinthians 9:26 That is how I run, not being in any doubt as to my goal. I am a boxer who does not inflict blows on the air,
(Root in WEY NAS RSV)

1 Samuel 6:8 and take the ark of Yahweh, and lay it on the cart; and put the jewels of gold, which you return him for a trespass offering, in a coffer by its side; and send it away, that it may go.

1 Samuel 6:11 and they put the ark of Yahweh on the cart, and the coffer with the mice of gold and the images of their tumors.

1 Samuel 6:15 The Levites took down the ark of Yahweh, and the coffer that was with it, in which the jewels of gold were, and put them on the great stone: and the men of Beth Shemesh offered burnt offerings and sacrificed sacrifices the same day to Yahweh.

2 Kings 9:1 And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramothgilead:

2 Kings 9:3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open the door, and flee, and tarry not.

Isaiah 41:19 I will put cedar, acacia, myrtle, and oil trees in the wilderness. I will set fir trees, pine, and box trees together in the desert;

Isaiah 60:13 "The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the fir tree, the pine, and the box tree together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.



Box for Oil

Box Tree: General Scriptures Concerning

Box: Made of Alabaster

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Box-tree (2 Occurrences)

Money-box (3 Occurrences)

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Alabaster-box (2 Occurrences)


Alabaster (6 Occurrences)


Case (138 Occurrences)

Reclining (25 Occurrences)

Music (143 Occurrences)

Keeper (72 Occurrences)

Larch (3 Occurrences)

Fir-tree (5 Occurrences)

Trunk (3 Occurrences)

Thorn (30 Occurrences)

Tray (1 Occurrence)

Empty (84 Occurrences)

Mail (11 Occurrences)

Plane (5 Occurrences)

Plane-tree (3 Occurrences)

Boxwood (1 Occurrence)

Cage (3 Occurrences)

Car (1 Occurrence)

Coffer (3 Occurrences)

Cruse (11 Occurrences)

Chest (15 Occurrences)

Joash (49 Occurrences)

Meat (387 Occurrences)

Pine (28 Occurrences)

Bag (52 Occurrences)

Hopper (1 Occurrence)

Jehoash (28 Occurrences)

Fir (22 Occurrences)


Charge (379 Occurrences)


Vial (12 Occurrences)

Zeeb (3 Occurrences)

Kit (3 Occurrences)

Kerenhappuch (1 Occurrence)

Keren-happuch (1 Occurrence)

Keep (4573 Occurrences)

Up (25836 Occurrences)

Uncover (35 Occurrences)

Oreb (4 Occurrences)

Oleaster (1 Occurrence)

Oil-tree (5 Occurrences)

Open (586 Occurrences)

Offerings (480 Occurrences)


Lid (2 Occurrences)

Line (131 Occurrences)

Grate (6 Occurrences)

Grating (6 Occurrences)

Wooden (18 Occurrences)

Willow (1 Occurrence)

Ivory (13 Occurrences)

Fir-pine (1 Occurrence)

Feathers (9 Occurrences)

Face (780 Occurrences)

Festival (62 Occurrences)

Frame (33 Occurrences)

Tablet (7 Occurrences)

Turn (963 Occurrences)

Rumble (3 Occurrences)

Reclineth (1 Occurrence)

Require (46 Occurrences)

Edge (150 Occurrences)

Draw (212 Occurrences)

Drawer (1 Occurrence)


Die (401 Occurrences)

Money-bags (1 Occurrence)

Meant (28 Occurrences)

Manger (7 Occurrences)


Myrtle (7 Occurrences)

Paper (5 Occurrences)

Pines (7 Occurrences)

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