And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were
the children of Keturah.
Now an omer is
the tenth part
of an ephah.
But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any
frankincense thereon: for it is
a sin offering.
the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto the LORD in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meat offering perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.
Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am
the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part
of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is
an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.
And a tenth part
of an ephah of flour for a meat offering, mingled with the fourth part
of an hin of beaten oil.
And Gideon went in, and made ready a kid, and unleavened cakes of an ephah of flour: the flesh he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot, and brought it
out unto him under the oak, and presented it
So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley.
1 Samuel 1:
And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine, and brought him unto the house of the LORD in Shiloh: and the child was
1 Samuel 17:
And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn
, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren;
1 Chronicles 1:
And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are
the sons of Keturah.
1 Chronicles 2:
And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez.
1 Chronicles 2:
And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, and Jotham, and Geshan, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.
1 Chronicles 7:
And Rephah was
his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son,
Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.
The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.
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.
the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part of an ephah of an homer of barley:
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.
And the meat offering shall be
an ephah for a ram, and the meat offering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
And he shall prepare a meat offering, an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs according as his hand shall attain unto, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
And in the feasts and in the solemnities the meat offering shall be an ephah to a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and to the lambs as he is able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
And thou shalt prepare a meat offering for it every morning, the sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of an hin of oil, to temper with the fine flour; a meat offering continually by a perpetual ordinance unto the LORD.
Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
And I said, What is
it? And he said, This is
an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is
their resemblance through all the earth.
And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is
a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
And he said, This is
wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was
in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.
Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?
- See SHEKELS, TALENT , BATH, or Ephah
- The city of Ephah
, to which he gave his name, is mentioned Isaiah 60:6,7 . Ephah
, a word of Egyptian origin, meaning measure; a grain measure containing "three seahs or ten omers," and equivalent to the bath for liquids (Exodus 16:36 ; 1 Samuel 17:17 ; Zechariah 5:6 ). The double Ephah
in Proverbs 20:10 (marg. , "an Ephah
and an Ephah
"), Deuteronomy 25:14 , means two Ephah
s, the one false and the other just
- ” A dry measure equal to one tenth of an Ephah
(Exodus 29:40 ; Leviticus 14:10 , Leviticus 14:21 ; Leviticus 23:13 ;Leviticus 23:13;17:1 ; Leviticus 24:5 ; Numbers 15:4 ) or about two quarts. See Weights and Measures ; Ephah
- ) A Jewish dry measure containing one third of an an Ephah
was thus the original ancestor of a clan of Midianites, and the clan name could be used in poetry in parallel with Midian to talk about the Midianites (Isaiah 60:6 ). ...
An entirely different Hebrew word with a different first letter lies behind the English “Ephah
” as a dry measure of grain. The vision of Zechariah 5:7 of a woman sitting in an Ephah
basket contains the imaginative images of visions, for any Ephah
would be far too small for a woman to sit in. Israel was constantly warned not to have two Ephah
measures, one to buy by and one to sell with ( Deuteronomy 25:14 ; Proverbs 20:10 )
- A measure of capacity among the Hebrews; the tenth part of an Ephah
; a little more than five pints
- An Ephah
was the basic measurement of capacity that the Israelites used when measuring volumes of grain. Over the years the word ‘Ephah
’ became also the name of the container people used to measure the grain (Leviticus 19:36; Amos 8:5; Zechariah 5:6-9)
- A Hebrew measure of capacity containing the sixth part of an Ephah
, or about five quarts English measure
- Son of Caleb by Ephah
, a measure both for things dry and liquid, in use among the Hebrews. The Ephah
for the former contained three pecks and three pints
- a measure of capacity for things liquid being the stone with the Ephah
, Ezekiel 45:11 , and containing ten homers, or seven gallons and four pints
- That is, tenth part, corresponding to the Hebrew assaron, or the tenth part of an Ephah
- A son of Ephah
, Caleb’s concubine ( 1 Chronicles 2:46 ). In same verse a second Gazez is mentioned as a son of Haram, who was another of Ephah
- Hollow (RSV, "kab"), occurs only in 2 Kings 6:25 ; a dry measure, the sixth part of a seah, and the eighteenth part of an Ephah
, equal to about two English quarts
- An oriental dry measure, being the sixth part of a seah or satum, and the eighteenth of an Ephah
containing two pints and five sixths English and American corn measure
- A measure among the Hebrews, of the same dimensions as the Ephah
, which contained seven gallons and four pints, liquid measure; and three pecks, three pints, dry measure
- It was the sixth part of an Ephah
or bath, and contained ten or eleven pints
- A Hebrew measure, the sixth part of a seah, and the eighteenth part of an Ephah
- (shearer ), a name which occurs twice in ( 1 Chronicles 2:46 ) --first as son of Caleb by Ephah
his concubine, and second as son of Haran, the son of the same woman
- Son of Caleb and Ephah
- Son of Caleb and Ephah
- Unit of dry measure equal to one tenth of an Ephah
or a little more than two quarts (Exodus 16:13-36 )
- (a) 'Eyphah, Deuteronomy 25:14,15 , usually "Ephah
. , of an Ephah
- , the tenth part of an Ephah
(as in the RSV), equal to an omer or six pints
- The first of Midian's sons, grandson of Abraham (Genesis 25:4; 1 Chronicles 1:33; Isaiah 60:6), "the dromedaries of Ephah
- Zechariah 5:7 (b) The Ephah
is a unit of measure
- The Hebrew word, however, probably denotes a species of poisonous serpents known by the Arabic name of 'el Ephah
- Jehiel's wife Maachah seemingly was descendant of Caleb by Ephah
his concubine, and heiress of the estate in Gibea or Gibeon (1 Chronicles 2:46; 1 Chronicles 2:48-49; 1 Chronicles 8:29; 1 Chronicles 9:35; 1 Chronicles 14:16; Lord A
- According to Josephus, it contained two Attic congii, and was therefore the sixth part of an Ephah
The genealogy given in Genesis 25:1-4 calls Ephah
a son of Midian. mentions both Midian and Ephah
in connexion with Kedar. 21) mentions a Khayapa in connexion with Taima, which Delitzsch ( Parodies , 304) identifies with Ephah
Weights And Measures
- From the Greek version of Isaiah 5:10 and other sources we know that the Ephah
contained 3 such measures. ] Ephah
is computed at 66 sextarii). ...
(the word is suspected of Egyp. The Ephah
corresponds to the Gr. The bath was divided into tenths ( Ezekiel 45:14 ), the name of which is unknown; the Ephah
likewise into tenths, which were called ‘ômer or ‘issaron (distinguish from homer = 10 Ephah
s). Again the Ephah
and bath were both divided into sixths ( Ezekiel 45:13 ); the 1 /6 bath was the hin , but the name of the 1 /6 Ephah
is unknown. koros ) contained 10 Ephah
s or baths, or 30 seâhs. It Isaiah 1:10 Isaiah 1:10 Isaiah 1:10 Ephah
and is therefore called assaron or ‘issaron (AV [Note: Authorized Version. ...
Homer or cor 1 * Lethek 2 1 Ephah
, bath 10 5 1 Seâh 30 15 3 1 1 /6 Ephah
, hin 60 30 6 2 1 ‘Omer or ‘issaron, 1 /10 bath . If log and sextarius were exact equivalents, the Ephah
of 72 logs would = 39. This would give as the capacity of the Ephah
-bath 40. (2) Ephah
= 65 Pints. 64 5 1 /2 bushels Ephah
-bath 36. 062 1 /2 pint Other methods of ascertaining the capacity of the Ephah
are the following. This would give an Ephah
of 36. 5 sextarii of the usually assumed weight, and more or less squares with Epiphanius’ equation of the seâh or 1 / 3 Ephah
with 22 sextarii. Or we may connect it with the Egyptian system, thus: both the Ephah
-hath and the Egyptian-Ptolemaic artabe are equated to the Attic metrçtes of 72 sextarii. ; (2) Ephah
= 65 pints; (3) log = sextarius of 0
The son of Caleb of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:46 ) by his concubine Ephah
- The Ephah
, which was a measure, represents her business enterprises
- (1 Chronicles 23:9 ) ...
A son of the great Caleb by his concubine Ephah
Weights And Measures
- The basic unit of dry measure was the Ephah
which means basket. Each contained ten Ephah
s or baths, an equivalent liquid measure (Ezekiel 45:10-14 ). The Ephah
is estimated at 1. ...
The bath is estimated from two fragments of vessels so labeled from tell Beit Mirsim and Lachish to have contained 21 to 23 liters or about gallons, which would correspond roughly to an Ephah
of 3/8 to 2/3 of a bushel. Lethech , which may mean half a homer (or cor) would be five Ephah
s. Seah was a dry measure which may be a third of a Ephah
. The omer , used only in the manna story (Exodus 16:13-36 ) was a daily ration and is calculated as a tenth of an Ephah
(also called issaron, “tenth”). 16 quarts...
omer, issaron 1/10 Ephah
2. 09 quarts...
seah, 1/3 ehpah...
- An omer (heap, sheaf), Exodus 16:36, one-tenth of an Ephah
, or six pints. The seah (measure), Genesis 18:6; Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:21, one-third of an Ephah
, or 20 pints, was the ordinary measure for household purposes. The Ephah
—a word of Egyptian origin, but often occurring in the Old Testament, Exodus 16:36; Leviticus 5:1-19 : ll; Numbers 5:15; Judges 6:19, etc
- Just balances, just weights, a just Ephah
and a just him shall ye have
- Genesis 18:6 ; Judges 6:19 ; 1 Samuel 1:24 ; the "Ephah
" of the last two passages was equal to three sata). ...
A — 4: κόρος (Strong's #2884 — Noun Masculine — koros — kor'-os ) denotes a cor, the largest Hebrew dry measure (ten Ephah
s), containing about 11 bushels, Luke 16:7 ; the hundred "measures" amounted to a very considerable quantity. ...
A — 5: βάτος (Strong's #943 — Noun — batos — bat'-os ) denotes a bath, a Jewish liquid measure (the equivalent of an Ephah
), containing between 8 and 9 gallons, Luke 16:6 . Ephah
Weights And Measures
(72 logs)………………………. ...
Tenth deal (tenth of an Ephah
) ………………. ...
(18 cabs) ……………………………
- The offering consisted of twelve unleavened cakes of considerable size, since each cake contained a fifth of an Ephah
held more than a bushel of fine flour
Tables of Measures Weights And Money in the Bible
1 4/5 kab (cab) = 1 omer, ...
6 " 3⅓ omers = 1 seah, ...
18 " 3 seah = 1 Ephah
180 " 10 Ephah
s = 1 homer or kor ...
3 seahs = 1 bath or Ephah
, 1 Kings 7:26,. "...
s=1 kor or homer
Water of Jealousy
- The husband brought the woman before the priest, bearing the tenth of an Ephah
of barley meal, which was thrown on the blazing altar
Zechariah, Book of
- (Was theft an especially acute problem in the poor, reduced state of Judah after the Exile?) In the seventh vision (Zechariah 5:5-11 ), Zechariah saw an Ephah
, in this case a container with a heavy, lead cover. Usually an Ephah
would hold about two-thirds of a bushel of grain. This Ephah
instead held a woman, who symbolizes impurity
- Each of the two loaves was the tenth of an Ephah
(about three quarts and a half) of finest wheat flour
- An Ephah
or "three measures" was the amount of meal required for a single baking, answering to the size of the oven (Matthew 13:33)
Weights And Measures
- This, on the one hand, is easily traceable in its equivalents in the Graeco-Roman metrology, and, on the other, as the unit on which the Ephah
-bath is based, furnishes a key to the Palestinian metrology of both dry and liquid varieties. 3), the value of the seah is computed at 22 sextarii; and as this agrees with the equation of the Babylonian Ephah
-bath with 66 sextarii (Hultsch, Griech. ...
Weights And Measures
- Hence arises the difficulty of determining the ratio of the foot to the CUBIT , (The Hebrew word for the cubit (ammah ) appears to have been of Egyptian origin, as some of the measures of capacity (the hin and Ephah
) certainly were. ( Genesis 18:6 ; 1 Samuel 25:18 ; 2 Kings 7:1,16 ) The Greek equivalent occurs in (Matthew 13:33 ; Luke 13:21 ) (d) The Ephah
, a word of Egyptian origin and frequent recurrence in the Bible
- Each cake contained two tenths of an Ephah
, about six pounds and a quarter, of fine flour
Zechariah 5:8 (b) The Ephah
was a measuring vessel
- In case the person was unusually poor, he was required to offer merely the tenth part of an Ephah
of fine meal, without oil or frankincense, Leviticus 3:1-16
Zechariah, Prophecy of
- Their wicked and corrupt state is represented by a woman sitting in an Ephah
(one of the dry measures) upon which a weight of lead, as if to restrain her, is cast. Subsequently two women (emblematic of commercial covetousness) come forth (doubtless typical of twin forms of the development of evil), and carry it to the land of Shinar, where Babylon, the mother of idolatry, was built, there to build the Ephah
Zechariah, the Book of
- The woman in the Ephah
symbolizes wickedness and idolatry removed for ever from the Holy Land to Babylon (from whence Israel is redeemed), there to mingle with kindred elements. The Ephah
, their instrument of fraud, shall be the instrument of their punishment; idolatry and sin shall cease from Israel (Isaiah 2:18; Isaiah 4:4)
Poor And Poverty, Theology of
- If someone cannot afford the normal atonement lamb he or she can bring two pigeons (Leviticus 5:7 ) but further consideration, (substituting one-tenth Ephah
of flour), is made for one who cannot afford even two pigeons (5:11)
- Wherefore do ye weigh money for that which is not bread?" Amos 8:5 , represents the merchants as encouraging one another to make the Ephah
small, wherewith to sell, and the shekel great, wherewith to buy, and to falsify the balances by deceit
- Another priest, in the meantime, tore off her clothes as low as her bosom—made her head bare—untied the tresses of her hair—fastened her clothes, which were thus torn, with a girdle under her breast, and then presented her with the tenth part of an Ephah
, or about three pints, of barley meal
- Thus, Abraham was forced before witnesses in the gate of Hebron to pay an exorbitant rate (400 shekels of silver) for the cave of Machpelah (Genesis 23:16 ), and Amos condemned those merchants who were “making the Ephah
small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit” (Genesis 8:5 )
- If a person was unable to bring a goat for a sin offering, he was allowed to bring two doves; and if he were unable to bring even these, then he might bring the tenth part of an Ephah
of fine flour
- ‘Though one Ephah
, or ten omers, of barley was cut down, only one omer of flour, or about 5·1 pints of our measure, was offered in the Temple on the second Paschal’ (Edersheim, op