Earthen
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(a.) Made of earth; made of burnt or baked clay, or other like substances; as, an earthen vessel or pipe.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EARTHEN VESSELS

urth'-'-n, (cheres, yetser; ostrakinos):

These vessels were heat-resisting and were used for cooking and for boiling clothes (Leviticus 6:28; Leviticus 11:33; Leviticus 14:5, 50). They were probably non-porous and took the place of the kidri or ma'ajin used in Syria today. A traveler in the interior of Palestine may still meet with the hospitality showed to David (2 Samuel 17:28). The generous natives brought not only gifts of food but the necessary vessels in which to cook it. An earthen vessel was used to preserve a land deed (Jeremiah 32:14).

Figurative: In Jeremiah 19:1 breaking of an earthen vessel was symbolical of the destruction of Jerusalem. These vessels were also used to symbolize the commonness (Lamentations 4:2) and frailness of our bodies (2 Corinthians 4:7).

See POTTERY.

James A. Patch

Greek
3749. ostrakinos -- earthen
... earthen. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: ostrakinos Phonetic Spelling:
(os-tra'-kin-os) Short Definition: made of earth Definition: made of clay ...
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2765. keramion -- an earthen vessel
... an earthen vessel. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: keramion Phonetic
Spelling: (ker-am'-ee-on) Short Definition: a pitcher, earthen vessel ...
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2764. keramikos -- earthen
... earthen. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: keramikos Phonetic Spelling:
(ker-am-ik-os') Short Definition: of clay, made by a potter Definition: of clay ...
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4713. stamnos -- an earthen jar (for racking off wine)
... an earthen jar (for racking off wine). Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
stamnos Phonetic Spelling: (stam'-nos) Short Definition: a jar or vase ...
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2823. klibanos -- an oven
... oven. Of uncertain derivation; an earthen pot used for baking in -- oven. (klibanon) --
2 Occurrences. 2822, 2823. klibanos. 2824 . Strong's Numbers.
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Strong's Hebrew
2789. cheres -- earthenware, earthen vessel, sherd, potsherd
... 2788, 2789. cheres. 2790 . earthenware, earthen vessel, sherd, potsherd.
Transliteration: cheres Phonetic Spelling: (kheh'-res) Short Definition: earthenware ...
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6089. etseb -- a hurt, pain, toil
... 6088, 6089. etseb. 6089a . a hurt, pain, toil. Transliteration: etseb Phonetic
Spelling: (eh'-tseb) Short Definition: idol. earthen vessel, idol, labor, sorrow ...
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3335. yatsar -- to form, fashion
... potter (9), potter's (7), potters (1). earthen, fashion, form, frame, maker,
potter, purpose. Probably identical with yatsar (through ...
/hebrew/3335.htm - 6k

Library

The Heavenly Treasure in Earthen Vessels
... Third Series Sermon 124 The Heavenly Treasure in Earthen Vessels. "We have
this treasure in earthen vessels." 2:Cor.4:7. 1. How long ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 124 the heavenly treasure.htm

2 Timothy ii. 20, 21
... our own choice? For otherwise the earthen could not become gold, nor could
the golden descend to the vileness of the other. But in ...
/.../homily vi 2 timothy ii.htm

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians the Creator the Father of ...
... Satan, the God of This World. The Treasure in Earthen Vessels Explained Against
Marcion. The Creator's Relation to These Vessels, Ie Our Bodies. ...
/.../tertullian/the five books against marcion/chapter xi the second epistle to.htm

Adam not Innocent, but Holy.
... complete. Saying that an earthen vessel must be as whole and sound as a porcelain
vase does not mean that it must become like that vase. ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/x adam not innocent but.htm

Instructions to Catechumens.
... For he does not say earthen vessels: but vessels of the potter. But, give
heed: For earthen vessels when crushed would not admit ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/instructions to catechumens.htm

The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
... Christ caused the earthen vessels to be filled with water, and then turned the water
into wine (John 2:9). So when the eye, that earthen vessel, has been ...
/.../the beatitudes an exposition of matthew 51-12/11 the comforts belonging to.htm

Epilogue
... or corner empty seems; Here stands the brazen laver burnished, And there the golden
goblet brightly gleams; Hard by some crock of clumsy earthen ware, Massive ...
//christianbookshelf.org/prudentius/the hymns of prudentius/epilogue.htm

The Dark Shadow
... the Lord Jesus Christ. We have been told in these simple words of the
great treasure poured into the earthen vessel. And now we ...
/.../bevan/three friends of god/chapter li the dark shadow.htm

Sundry Other Passages of St. Paul Explained in a Sentence ...
... give the light of the knowledge of the glory of the Lord in the person of Jesus
Christ," [7572] and says that "we have this treasure in earthen vessels," [7573 ...
/.../on the resurrection of the flesh/chapter xliv sundry other passages of.htm

Light of a Stone Most Precious
... Fresh, as if but now begun. Earthen vessels, marred, unsightly,. But the treasure
as of old,. ... With those riches of His love. Thus, through earthen vessels only,. ...
/.../bevan/hymns of ter steegen suso and others/light of a stone most.htm

Thesaurus
Earthen (19 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Made of earth; made of burnt or baked clay, or other
like substances; as, an earthen vessel or pipe. Int. ...EARTHEN VESSELS. ...
/e/earthen.htm - 13k

Earthenware (13 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 6:28 But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken; and
if it be sodden in a brazen vessel, it shall be scoured, and rinsed in water. ...
/e/earthenware.htm - 10k

Pot (46 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A metallic or earthen vessel, appropriated to any of a great variety of
uses, as for boiling meat or vegetables, for holding liquids, for plants, etc ...
/p/pot.htm - 25k

Clay (50 Occurrences)
... (See JPS). Leviticus 11:33 Every earthen vessel, into which any of them falls, all
that is in it shall be unclean, and you shall break it. (See NIV). ...
/c/clay.htm - 25k

Pottery (11 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) The vessels or ware made by potters; earthenware,
glazed and baked. 2. (n.) The place where earthen vessels are made. Int. ...
/p/pottery.htm - 27k

Potter (14 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) One whose occupation is to make earthen
vessels. 2. (n.) One who hawks crockery or earthenware. ...
/p/potter.htm - 28k

Wooden (18 Occurrences)
... 2 Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only gold and silver vessels,
but also wooden and earthen; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. (DBY). ...
/w/wooden.htm - 12k

Rinsed (6 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 6:28 But the earthen vessel in which it is boiled shall be broken; and
if it is boiled in a bronze vessel, it shall be scoured, and rinsed in water. ...
/r/rinsed.htm - 8k

Potter's (16 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 19:1 Thus said Yahweh, Go, and buy a potter's earthen bottle, and take
of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests; (WEB KJV JPS ASV ...
/p/potter's.htm - 11k

Fresh (41 Occurrences)
... (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV). Leviticus 14:5 The priest shall command them to kill one
of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water. (See NIV). ...
/f/fresh.htm - 21k

Concordance
Earthen (19 Occurrences)

Luke 22:10
And he said to them, Behold, as ye enter into the city a man will meet you, carrying an earthen pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he goes in;
(DBY)

2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Timothy 2:20
Now in a great house there are not only articles of gold and silver, but also others of wood and of earthenware; and some are for specially honourable, and others for common use.
(Root in WEY DBY NAS RSV)

Revelation 2:27
And he shall be their shepherd, ruling them with a rod of iron, just as earthenware jars are broken to pieces; and his power over them shall be like that which I Myself have received from My Father;
(Root in WEY RSV)

Leviticus 6:28
But the earthen vessel in which it is boiled shall be broken; and if it is boiled in a bronze vessel, it shall be scoured, and rinsed in water.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 11:33
Every earthen vessel, into which any of them falls, all that is in it shall be unclean, and you shall break it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 14:5
The priest shall command them to kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 14:50
He shall kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 15:12
"'The earthen vessel, which he who has the discharge touches, shall be broken; and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.
(WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 5:17
and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Samuel 17:28
brought beds, and basins, and earthen vessels, and wheat, and barley, and meal, and parched grain, and beans, and lentils, and parched pulse,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Psalms 22:15
Dried up as an earthen vessel is my power, And my tongue is cleaving to my jaws.
(YLT)

Proverbs 26:23
Like silver dross on an earthen vessel are the lips of a fervent one with an evil heart.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 45:9
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker, as a potsherd with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him that fashioned it: 'What makest thou?' Or: 'Thy work, it hath no hands'?
(See NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 19:1
Thus said Yahweh, Go, and buy a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 32:14
Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Take these deeds, this deed of the purchase which is sealed, and this deed which is open, and put them in an earthen vessel; that they may continue many days.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Lamentations 4:2
The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, How are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 23:34
And thou hast drunk it, and hast drained 'it', And its earthen ware thou dost gnaw, And thine own breasts thou pluckest off, For I have spoken, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah,
(YLT)

Habakkuk 1:10
Yes, he scoffs at kings, and princes are a derision to him. He laughs at every stronghold, for he builds up an earthen ramp, and takes it.
(WEB NIV)

Subtopics

Earthen

Earthen Vessels

Related Terms

Earthenware (13 Occurrences)

Pot (46 Occurrences)

Clay (50 Occurrences)

Pottery (11 Occurrences)

Potter (14 Occurrences)

Wooden (18 Occurrences)

Rinsed (6 Occurrences)

Potter's (16 Occurrences)

Fresh (41 Occurrences)

Jar (45 Occurrences)

Papyrus (4 Occurrences)

Vessel (118 Occurrences)

City

Bird (65 Occurrences)

Slaughtered (72 Occurrences)

Vessels (210 Occurrences)

Running (135 Occurrences)

Bottle (28 Occurrences)

Kiln (5 Occurrences)

Unsealed (4 Occurrences)

Ostraca

Lentils (4 Occurrences)

Lentiles (4 Occurrences)

Laughs (9 Occurrences)

Whereinto (4 Occurrences)

Ware (6 Occurrences)

Waterpot (1 Occurrence)

Facing (79 Occurrences)

Flagon (4 Occurrences)

Fervent (10 Occurrences)

Falleth (119 Occurrences)

Flask (15 Occurrences)

Tablet (7 Occurrences)

Throw (135 Occurrences)

Ramp (9 Occurrences)

Ramps (8 Occurrences)

Roasted (13 Occurrences)

Excellency (53 Occurrences)

Evidences (3 Occurrences)

Erech (2 Occurrences)

Excellence (31 Occurrences)

Documents (2 Occurrences)

Dross (7 Occurrences)

Drawer (1 Occurrence)

Pitchers (12 Occurrences)

Potsherd (6 Occurrences)

Purchase-book (4 Occurrences)

Pulse (3 Occurrences)

Pluckest (1 Occurrence)

Beds (22 Occurrences)

Basins (33 Occurrences)

Basons (9 Occurrences)

Bottles (12 Occurrences)

Boiled (15 Occurrences)

Beans (2 Occurrences)

Bulwark (29 Occurrences)

Biscuit (3 Occurrences)

Builds (18 Occurrences)

Copies (2 Occurrences)

Cleaving (10 Occurrences)

Cruse (11 Occurrences)

Comparable (6 Occurrences)

Ardent (7 Occurrences)

Ancients (17 Occurrences)

Sodden (5 Occurrences)

Senior (3 Occurrences)

Scoffs (5 Occurrences)

Scoured (2 Occurrences)

Surpassingness (1 Occurrence)

Seeds (24 Occurrences)

Scoff (18 Occurrences)

Rubble (17 Occurrences)

Laugh (23 Occurrences)

Touches (55 Occurrences)

Article (17 Occurrences)

Bowls (47 Occurrences)

Parched (37 Occurrences)

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