Definition of Ephah

1. Noun. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel.

Exact synonyms: Epha
Generic synonyms: Dry Measure, Dry Unit
Group relationships: Homer, Kor

Definition of Ephah

1. n. A Hebrew dry measure, supposed to be equal to two pecks and five quarts. ten ephahs make one homer.

Definition of Ephah

1. Noun. (biblical) An ancient Hebrew unit of dry volume measure, equal to a bath or to one-tenth of a homer. It is approximately equal to 22 litres. ¹

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Definition of Ephah

1. a Hebrew unit of dry measure [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ephah

epergne
epergnes
eperisone
eperlan
epersalgia
epershand
epershands
eperythrozoon
eperythrozoonosis
epexegeses
epexegesis
epexegetic
epexegetical
epexegetically
epha
ephah (current term)
ephahs
ephapse
ephaptic
ephas
ephebe
ephebes
ephebi
ephebic
ephebiphobia
ephebiphobias
epheboi
ephebology
ephebophile
ephebophilia

Literary usage of Ephah

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1. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"6:19. cakes of an ephah of flour : Ruth 2:17. about an ephah of barley. l Sa. l : 24. und one ephah of flour, 28: 5. a tenth (part) of an ephah ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1912)
"For liquids the most common measure is the hin, corresponding to the ephah for dry measure. Consequently the parts or fractions are often mentioned ..."

3. Haggai and Zechariah by Thomas Thomason Perowne (1890)
"The Woman in the ephah, v. 5— n. Invited again by the Interpreting Angel to ... 5, Zechariah sees an ephah, or large measure, appearing on the scene, ..."

4. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the (1854)
"4*i And ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare [aran, and Moza, and Gazez: and Harán tgat Gazez. 44 And Shema begat Raham, the {ather of ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary Political and by Thomas Kelly Cheyne, John Sutherland Black (1907)
"This last squares with the estimate of the Babylonian ephah at about 66 ... the word ephah is said to be of Egyptian origin (on which cp ..."

6. Assyria: Its Princes, Priests and People by Archibald Henry Sayce (1885)
"of a dove, half an ephah of the seed of the . . , half an ephah of the corn of the field, ten measures of the juice of a cut herb, ten measures of the tooth ..."

7. Arcana cœlestia: or Heavenly mysteries contained in the sacred Scriptures by Emanuel Swedenborg (1864)
"Again in the same prophet: " Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath" (xlv. 10;) in like manner it is taken for a measure in Amos ..."

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