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Potter’s Wheel Socket


Date: 2650 – 2350 BC

Place: Megiddo [Israel]


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


Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use? (Romans 9:21)

Upper and Lower Bearing for Potter’s Wheel


Date: Unknown

Place: Beth Shemesh


Photographed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 


Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64:8)

Pottery Manufacture


Date: Unknown

Place: Tel Dan, Israel


Photographed at the Beit Ussishkin Museum, Israel.


You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, “You did not make me”? Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing”? (Isaiah 29:16)

Mass of Skyphoi and Lamps

(Failed batches from a pottery kiln)


Details unknown


Photographed at the National Archeological Museum of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Remains of a Pottery Kiln


Date: before 70 AD.

Place: Qumran, Israel


Photographed at the Qumran excavation site, Qumran, Israel.

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