BARREL (כַּד, H3902). A word rendered “barrel” in the KJV and ERV, and “jar” in the ASV and RSV, of 1 Kings 17:12, 14, 16; 18:33. It was a large earthenware jar used in the E for carrying water from a well and for storing grain. The Heb. word is elsewhere rendered “pitcher” (e.g., Eccl 12:6). International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) bar’-el: The word "barrel" in the [[King James Version]] (see 1Ki 17:12,14,16; 18:33: "The barrel of meal," "fill four barrels with water," etc.) stands for the large earthenware jar (so the American Standard [[Revised Version]]) used in the East for carrying water from the spring or well, and for storing grain, etc., according to a custom that still persists. It is elsewhere (EV) more fitly rendered "pitcher." See [[House]]; [[Pitcher]], etc.