The following alphabetical survey is not exhaustive:
Add to above the baskets mentioned in connection with the feeding of the 5,000 and the 4,000. The former instance (
Perhaps pitchers were used for drawing water from wells. They could be lowered by a rope through the handles; it is not known whether these were buckets of leather or of wood (
Baths and bushels
Basins (or bowls).
Mainly for libation, and mentioned frequently in connection with the ritual utensils of Tabernacle and Temple (e.g.
Usually for food on the table, a large deep container commonly of bronze, still used for the common meal of the Bedouin. (See T. E. Lawrence’s account of the feast in Abdullah’s tent in the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, ch. 64.) Jael’s “lordly dish” was similar. Some such dish was used at the Last Supper as at all Passover feasts. (See
Commonly with two handles, jugs large and small, flat, rounded, or pointed bottoms for insertion in a perforated board, like the wine jars in the taverns of Pompeii and those in the hold of the sunken Rom. ship near Marseilles. Normally carried by women going after water (