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Headword: Λέβης
Adler number: lambda,219
Translated headword: cauldron, basin
Vetting Status: high
A vessel for cooking.
It is also called a jar [kados]. In the Holy Scripture the cauldron is set up in application to punishment. And Ezekiel called Jerusalem a cauldron, those dwelling in [it] flesh, the Babylonian a fire, and the necessary sustenance a broth; once he has left it the flesh was burned up completely.[1]
Greek Original:
Λέβης: σκεῦος μαγειρικόν. λέγεται δὲ καὶ κάδος. παρὰ δὲ τῇ θείᾳ γραφῇ ὁ λέβης ἐπὶ τιμωρίᾳ κεῖται. καὶ Ἰεζεκιὴλ λέβητα ἐκάλεσε τὴν Ἱερουσαλήμ, κρέα δὲ τοὺς ἐνοικοῦντας, πῦρ δὲ τὸν Βαβυλώνιον, ζωμὸν δὲ τὴν ἀναγκαίαν τροφήν, οὗ ἐπιλελοιπότος κατεκαίετο τὰ κρέα.
[1] Theodoret (PG 80, 1321a) on Psalm 59:10 LXX.
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; food; geography; history; imagery; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 25 July 2003@09:19:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 28 July 2003@04:49:15.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 27 March 2011@08:07:23.
David Whitehead on 4 April 2013@06:54:53.
David Whitehead (coding) on 16 May 2016@07:54:11.


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