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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ephah  \E"phah\,  or  Epha  \E"pha\,  n.  [Heb.  ??????.] 
  A  Hebrew  dry  measure,  supposed  to  be  equal  to  two  pecks  and 
  five  quarts.  ten  ephahs  make  one  homer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ephah 
  n  :  an  ancient  Hebrew  unit  of  dry  measure  equal  to  about  a 
  bushel  [syn:  {epha}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ephah 
  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 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ephah,  weary;  tired 
 




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