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Mortar

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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(Heb. homer), cement of lime and sand (Genesis 11:3; Exodus 1:14 ); also potter's clay (Isaiah 41:25; Nahum 3:14 ). Also Heb. 'aphar, usually rendered "dust," clay or mud used for cement in building (Leviticus 14:42,45 ).

Mortar for pulverizing (Proverbs 27:22 ) grain or other substances by means of a pestle instead of a mill. Mortars were used in the wilderness for pounding the manna (Numbers 11:8 ). It is commonly used in Palestine at the present day to pound wheat, from which the Arabs make a favourite dish called kibby.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Mortar'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​m/mortar.html. 1897.
 
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