A plastic (pliable) material composed of various types of earth combined with moisture. The earliest and most widespread use of clay by human beings appears to have been for the production of pottery. Clay was also formed into brick for the construction of houses and other buildings (Exod 5:6-9). Clay tablets were used in ancient Mesopotamia as the medium on which to preserve writing. In the NT, clay functions as a therapeutic agent in an account of Jesus healing a blind man (John 9:11).

Exod 5:6-9

6That same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, as well as their supervisors,7“You shall no longer give the people straw to make bricks, as befo ... View more

John 9:11

11He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight.”

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