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Stone Quern

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographed at the Kelso Museum, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.  (Matthew 24:41)

 

 

 

Mortar & Pestle (Reproduction)

 

 

 

Photographed at the Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts  USA.

 

 

 

Mortar and Pestle

 

Date: unknown

Place: unknown

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them.  (Proverbs 27:22)

 

 

 

Bronze Grater

 

Date: ca. 440 BC

Place: Tomb at Trebbia [Italy]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

 

 

Butter Churn

 

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Unknown

 

Photographed at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

 

 

 

Roman Iron Knife

 

Date: 66 BC - 330 AD.

209 mm long.

 

Photographed at Bibleworld Museum & Discovery Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand.

 

 

 

Ivory spoon

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London, England.

 

Made from hippopotamus ivory.

 

 

 

Copper Strainer

 

Date: 2330 – 2150 BC

Place: North Palace Area, Tell Asmar, Iraq

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel. (Matthew 23:24)

 

 

 

Strainer

 

Date: 2000 – 1800 BC

Place: North Palace Area, Tell Asmar, Iraq

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

 

 

Scrubbing Brush

 

Date: Roman era

Place: Sedment el-Gebel [Egypt]

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

 

 

Lock and Chain

 

Date: 3rd century AD.

Place: Zugmantel Roman Fort, Germany

 

Photographed at the Limesmuseum, Aalen, Germany.

 

The commander came up and arrested him [Paul] and ordered him to be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done. (Acts 21:33)

 

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