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Vial

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) vi’-al: In modern English means "a tiny flask." The word appears in [[English Versions]] of the Bible 1Sa 10:1 and the [[Revised Version]] (British and American) 2Ki 9:1,3 (the [[King James Version]] "box") for pakh, a word found nowhere else and from a root meaning "to pour." The shape and size of the pakh are quite uncertain. In 1 Esdras 2:13; and the King James Version Re 5:8, etc., "vial" translates phiale. The phiale was a flat, shallow bowl (Latin, patera), shaped much like a saucer. Hence, the Revised Version’s change to "bowl" in Revelation, a change that should have been made in 1 Esdras also. See also [[Bowl]]