POT. The translation of more than a dozen Hebrew and Greek words. Most of them referred to utensils for holding liquids and solid substances such as grain or ashes. The Hebrew sîr was the most common pot used in cooking (2Kgs.4.38; Jer.1.13). It was also the vessel that held ashes (Exod.27.3). Some of these vessels were made of metal and others of clay, and there were a great variety of sizes and shapes. Their chief NT use was for water or wine (Mark.7.4; John.2.6 kjv; niv “pitchers, jars”).