341. Oil Vessel

2 Kings 9:1; 1 Samuel 10:1
We have no account of the material or shape of the pak, which is here called “box,” and in 1 Samuel 10:11Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the Lord hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance? (1 Samuel 10:1), “vial.” Gesenius derives it from pakah, to drop. This would seem to indicate a flask with a narrow mouth, from which oil or perfumery might be dropped. Such flasks have been found among Egyptian and Assyrian remains.