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ephah

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ephah an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ephah A Hebrew dry measure, supposed to be equal to two pecks and five quarts. Ten ephahs make one homer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ephah A Hebrew dry measure, equal to the liquid measure called a bath (which see).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ephah a Hebrew measure for dry goods.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. 'ēphāh
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb.; prob. of Egyptian origin.

Usage

In literature:

And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth.
"The King James Bible"
Just balances, just weights, a just ephah and a just hin, shall ye have.
"Weighed and Wanting" by Dwight Moody
He sees an ephah going forth.
"Studies in Zechariah" by Arno C. Gaebelein
And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil for an ephah.
"The Prophet Ezekiel" by Arno C. Gaebelein
And Joksham begat Dedan, and the sons of Midian were Ephah and Epher (p. 320).
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
Hope came to Naomi when Ruth returned with the ephah of barley and her story of the rich man's hearty greeting.
"Judges and Ruth" by Robert A. Watson
The Cor contained 10 ephahs, or 7-1/2 bushels.
"The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas" by Jesse L. Hurlbut
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