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Potsherd

POTSHERD (pot shurd, Heb. heres). A piece of earthenware. Job used a potsherd to scrape his body in his affliction (Job.2.8 kjv; niv “broken piece of pottery”). Potsherds are referred to in other places (Ps.22.15; Isa.45.9). There are many inscribed potsherds known as “ostraca” that furnish valuable data for the archaeologist. See [[Ostraca]].