Pitcher
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Pitcher

This word is used in the Authorized Version to denote the earthen water-jars or pitchers with one or two handles, used chiefly by women for carrying water, as in the story of Rebekah. (Genesis 24:15-20) but see Mark 14:13; Luke 22:10 This mode of carrying has been and still is customary the East and elsewhere. The vessels used for the purpose are generally borne on the head or the shoulder. The Bedouin women commonly use skin bottles. Such was the "bottle" carried by Hagar (Genesis 21:14) The same word is used of the pitchers employed by Gideon's three hundred men. (Judges 7:16)

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A vessel for containing liquids. In the East pitchers were usually carried on the head or shoulders (Genesis 24:15-20; Judges 7:16, 19; Mark 14:13).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically (Baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batsman.

2. (n.) A sort of crowbar for digging.

3. (n.) A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle.

4. (n.) A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PITCHER

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).

Greek
3582. xestes -- a sextarius (about a pint), a pitcher (of wood or ...
... a sextarius (about a pint), a pitcher (of wood or stone). Part of Speech: Noun,
Masculine Transliteration: xestes Phonetic Spelling: (xes'-tace) Short Definition ...
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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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501. antleo -- to bail out, draw water
... draw out water. From antlos (the hold of a ship); to bale up (properly, bilge water),
ie Dip water (with a bucket, pitcher, etc.) -- draw (out). ...
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5201. hudria -- a water pot, a pot or jar
... jar. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: hudria Phonetic Spelling:
(hoo-dree-ah') Short Definition: a water pot Definition: a water pot, jar, pitcher ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5035. nebel -- a skin bottle, skin, jar, pitcher
... a skin bottle, skin, jar, pitcher. Transliteration: nebel Phonetic Spelling:
(neh'-bel) Short Definition: bottle. bottle, pitcher, psaltery, vessel, viol ...
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5035a. nebel -- a skin bottle, skin, jar, pitcher
... 5035, 5035a. nebel. 5035b . a skin bottle, skin, jar, pitcher. Transliteration:
nebel Short Definition: jug. Word Origin of uncertain ...
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3537. kad -- a jar
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition a jar NASB Word Usage bowl (3),
jar (9), pitcher (1), pitchers (5). barrel, pitcher. From ...
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Library

Now Jesus was Six Years Old, and his Mother Sent Him with a ...
... Chapter 33. Now Jesus was six years old, and His mother sent Him with
a pitcher to� Now Jesus was six years old, and His mother ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of pseudo-matthew/chapter 33 now jesus was.htm

And on the Second Day, While Mary was at the Fountain to Fill Her ...
... Chapter 9. And on the second day, while Mary was at the fountain to fill
her pitcher� And on the second day, while Mary was at ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of pseudo-matthew/chapter 9 and on the.htm

The Story of Rebekah.
... Then he asked God to help him to choose a wife for Isaac, saying, "Let it come to
pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, 'Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the old testament/the story of rebekah.htm

A Tale About Words
... Take the silver pitcher and run to the fountain. If the fairy has given these for
a drink from a jug, what will she give for a drink from a silver pitcher!". ...
/.../chidley/fifty-two story talks to boys and girls/a tale about words.htm

The Last Supper.
... And it came to pass that when Peter and John were still on their way to Jerusalem,
Baruch, the servant of Mark, came out into the street with a pitcher of water ...
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Christ's Human Nature the Flesh and the Soul Both Fully and ...
... Our pitcher, then, which was formed of the clay, is one body, and has one name
indicative, of course, of that one body; nor can the pitcher be also called clay ...
/.../tertullian/ on the flesh of christ/chapter xiii christs human nature the.htm

Isaac the Shepherd Prince.
... Before his prayer was ended, Rebekah, of the family of Abraham's brother
Nahor, came bearing her pitcher on her shoulder. She looked ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter iv isaac the shepherd.htm

The Traitor
... And He sendeth two of His disciples, and saith unto them, Go into the city, and
there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him; and ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 14 10-16 the traitor.htm

The King's Highway Opened and Cleared
... By faith I bring my empty pitcher and hold it where the water flows, and
receive of its fullness, grace for grace. It is not the ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 6 1860/the kings highway opened and.htm

Of the Harmony Characterizing the Accounts which are Given by ...
... the individual meant, He gave them, before they set out, a particular sign which
they were to follow,"namely, the appearance of a man bearing a pitcher or a ...
/.../the harmony of the gospels/chapter lxxx of the harmony characterizing.htm

Thesaurus
Pitcher (16 Occurrences)
...PITCHER. ... 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. ...
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Jar (45 Occurrences)
... (WEB WEY NIV). Mark 14:13 He sent two of his disciples, and said to them, "Go into
the city, and there you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. ...
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Barrel (3 Occurrences)
... The same word (cad) so rendered is also translated "pitcher," a vessel for carrying
water (Genesis 24:14; Judges 7:16). Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
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Camels (52 Occurrences)
... Genesis 24:14 Let it happen, that the young lady to whom I will say,'Please let
down your pitcher, that I may drink,' and she will say,'Drink, and I will also ...
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Damsel (43 Occurrences)
... Genesis 24:14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let
down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and ...
/d/damsel.htm - 20k

Maiden (40 Occurrences)
... Genesis 24:14 And let it come to pass, that the maiden to whom I shall say, Let
down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink, and who will say, Drink, and I ...
/m/maiden.htm - 24k

Shoulder (72 Occurrences)
... had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the
son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher on her ...
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Please (324 Occurrences)
... Genesis 24:14 Let it happen, that the young lady to whom I will say,'Please let
down your pitcher, that I may drink,' and she will say,'Drink, and I will also ...
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Lowered (14 Occurrences)
... RSV). Genesis 24:18 She said, "Drink, my lord." She hurried, and let down
her pitcher on her hand, and gave him drink. (See NAS NIV). ...
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Letteth (11 Occurrences)
... (KJV). Genesis 24:18 and she saith, 'Drink, my lord;' and she hasteth, and letteth
down her pitcher upon her hand, and giveth him drink. (YLT). ...
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Concordance
Pitcher (16 Occurrences)

Mark 14:13
He sent two of his disciples, and said to them, "Go into the city, and there you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Luke 22:10
He said to them, "Behold, when you have entered into the city, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him into the house which he enters.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

John 4:28
The woman however, leaving her pitcher, went away to the town, and called the people.
(WEY)

Genesis 24:14
Let it happen, that the young lady to whom I will say,'Please let down your pitcher, that I may drink,' and she will say,'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink,'-let her be the one you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Genesis 24:15
It happened, before he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher on her shoulder.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Genesis 24:16
The young lady was very beautiful to look at, a virgin, neither had any man known her. She went down to the spring, filled her pitcher, and came up.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Genesis 24:17
The servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please give me a drink, a little water from your pitcher."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Genesis 24:18
She said, "Drink, my lord." She hurried, and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him drink.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Genesis 24:20
She hurried, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw, and drew for all his camels.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Genesis 24:43
behold, I am standing by this spring of water. Let it happen, that the maiden who comes forth to draw, to whom I will say, "Give me, I pray you, a little water from your pitcher to drink,"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Genesis 24:45
Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder. She went down to the spring, and drew. I said to her,'Please let me drink.'
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Genesis 24:46
She hurried and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said,'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink.' So I drank, and she also gave the camels a drink.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

1 Kings 17:12
And she saith, 'Jehovah thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but the fulness of the hand of meal in a pitcher, and a little oil in a dish; and lo, I am gathering two sticks, and have gone in and prepared it for myself, and for my son, and we have eaten it -- and died.'
(YLT)

1 Kings 17:14
for thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, The pitcher of meal is not consumed, and the dish of oil is not lacking, till the day of Jehovah's giving a shower on the face of the ground.'
(YLT)

1 Kings 17:16
the pitcher of meal was not consumed, and the dish of oil did not lack, according to the word of Jehovah that He spake by the hand of Elijah.
(YLT)

Ecclesiastes 12:6
before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the spring, or the wheel broken at the cistern,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Pitcher

Pitcher used by Gideon in his Battle With the Midianites

Pitcher: Earthen

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Whereinto (4 Occurrences)

Watered (28 Occurrences)

Waterpot (1 Occurrence)

Instructions (47 Occurrences)

Incline (38 Occurrences)

Filleth (16 Occurrences)

Trough (7 Occurrences)

Thereby (42 Occurrences)

Telling (89 Occurrences)

Throat (13 Occurrences)

Empty (84 Occurrences)

Enters (44 Occurrences)

Earthen (19 Occurrences)

Emptieth (1 Occurrence)

Emptied (20 Occurrences)

Entereth (40 Occurrences)

Drinking-trough (1 Occurrence)

Drank (70 Occurrences)

Drink (414 Occurrences)

Drawer (1 Occurrence)

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Delivery (8 Occurrences)

Mouth (534 Occurrences)

Milcah (10 Occurrences)

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Severed (5 Occurrences)

Sooner (21 Occurrences)

Sip (1 Occurrence)

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Shattered (42 Occurrences)

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