Ephas

ephah

[ee-fuh, ef-ah]
noun
a hebrew unit of dry measure, equal to about a bushel (35 liters).
Also, epha.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Hebrew ēphāh

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ephah or epha (ˈiːfə)
 
n
a Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to approximately one bushel or about 33 litres
 
[C16: from Hebrew 'ephāh, of Egyptian origin]
 
epha or epha
 
n
 
[C16: from Hebrew 'ephāh, of Egyptian origin]

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ephah
Hebrew dry measure, probably of Egyptian origin.
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Ephah definition


gloom. (1.) One of the five sons of Midian, and grandson of Abraham (Gen. 25:4). The city of Ephah, to which he gave his name, is mentioned Isa. 60:6, 7. This city, with its surrounding territory, formed part of Midian, on the east shore of the Dead Sea. It abounded in dromedaries and camels (Judg. 6:5). (2.) 1 Chr. 2:46, a concubine of Caleb. (3.) 1 Chr. 2:47, a descendant of Judah. Ephah, a word of Egyptian origin, meaning measure; a grain measure containing "three seahs or ten omers," and equivalent to the bath for liquids (Ex. 16:36; 1 Sam. 17:17; Zech. 5:6). The double ephah in Prov. 20:10 (marg., "an ephah and an ephah"), Deut. 25:14, means two ephahs, the one false and the other just.

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