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Pitcher


Pitcher. This word is used in the Authorized Version to denote the earthen water-jars or pitchers with one or two handles, used chiefly by women for carrying water, as in the story of Rebekah. Gen. 24:15-20; but see Mark 14:13; Luke 22:10. This mode of carrying has been and still is customary both in the East and elsewhere. The vessels used for the purpose are generally borne on the head or the shoulder. The Bedouin women commonly use skin bottles. Such was the “bottle” carried by Hagar. Gen. 21:14. The same word is used of the pitchers employed by Gideon’s three hundred men. Judges 7:16.