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BOX

The passages in which this word occurs are 2 Ki 9:1,3 (Hebrew pakh, "cruet," "flask," the Revised Version (British and American) vial) and the synoptic passages Mt 26:7 the King James Version; Mk 14:3 the King James Version; Lk 7:37 the King James Version (Greek alabastron). "Perfume-boxes" are mentioned in Isa 3:20; in the New Testament passages the Revised Version (British and American) renders "alabaster cruse." "Alabaster" was a white stone much used in ornamentation; and out of it small vessels we re made for holding precious ointment. "She brake the cruse" (Mk 14:3), i.e. the seal, not the vessel.
In Isa 41:19 and 60:13, "box" is found in connection with "tree," as "box-tree" (which see).
Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'BOX'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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