Bottles
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    Bottles

    Generally made of skins of animals; the head and legs being cut off, the skin was removed from the body without further cutting and was then tanned by means of oak-bark. If wine fermented in a bottle of this kind, it would stretch the skin to such an extent that it could never be used for the purpose a second time; hence the lesson drawn by our Lord in Matt. 9:17; Mark 2:22; Luke 5:37; see also Job 32:19.