ephah

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From Hebrew אֵיפָה (eifá).

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ephah (plural ephahs)

  1. (historical units of measure) A former Hebrew unit of dry volume (about 23 L).
    • 1769, Bible (KJV), Ezekiel, 45:10–11:
      Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath. The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.

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