Mortar @ (Heb. homer), cement of lime and sand Genesis:11:3; Exodus:1:14); also potter's clay Isaiah:41:25; Nahum:3:14). Also Heb. 'aphar, usually rendered "dust," clay or mud used for cement in building Leviticus:14:42-45). Mortar for pulverizing Proverbs:27:22) grain or other substances by means of a pestle instead of a mill. Mortars were used in the wilderness for pounding the manna Numbers:11:8). It is commonly used in Palestine at the present day to pound wheat, from which the Arabs make a favourite dish called kibby.