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1. First mention of, in Scripture. Ge 21:14.

2. Ancients often drank from. Hab 2:15.

3. Used for holding

a. Water. Ge 21:14,15,19.

b. Milk. Jdj 4:19.

c. Wine. 1Sa 1:24; 16:20.

4. Some, made of earthenware. Jer 19:1.

5. Made of skins

a. Shrivelled and dried by smoke. Ps 119:83.

b. Marred by age and use. Jos 9:14,13.

c. When old, unfit for holding new wine. Mt 9:17; Mr 2:22.

d. Sometimes probably of large dimensions. 1Sa 25:18; 2Sa 16:1.

6. Illustrative

a. Of the clouds. Job 38:37.

b. Of God’s remembrance. Ps 56:8.

c. Of sinners ripe for judgment. Jer 13:12-14.

d. (Dried up,) of the afflicted. Ps 119:83.

e. (Ready to burst,) of the impatient. Job 32:19.

f. (Broken,) of severe judgments. Isa 30:14; Jer 19:10; 48:12.