A vessel made of skins for holding wine (Josh. 9:4. 13; 1 Sam. “16:20; Matt. 9:17; Mark 2:22; Luke 5:37, 38), or milk (Judg.” “4:19), or water (Gen. 21:14, 15, 19), or strong drink (Hab.” 2:15). “Earthenware vessels were also similarly used (Jer. 19:1-10; 1 Kings 14:3; Isa. 30:14). In Job 32:19 (comp. Matt. 9:17; Luke “5:37, 38; Mark 2:22) the reference is to a wine-skin ready to” “burst through the fermentation of the wine. “Bottles of wine” in” the Authorized Version of Hos. 7:5 is properly rendered in the “Revised Version by “the heat of wine,” i.e., the fever of wine,” its intoxicating strength. “The clouds are figuratively called the “bottles of heaven” (Job 38:37). A bottle blackened or shrivelled by smoke is referred to in Ps. 119:83 as an image to which the psalmist likens himself.

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