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gerah


gerah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gerah  \Ge"rah\,  n.  [Heb.  g?rah,  lit.,  a  bean.]  (Jewish  Antiq.) 
  A  small  coin  and  weight;  1-20th  of  a  shekel. 
 
  Note:  The  silver  gerah  is  supposed  to  have  been  worth  about 
  three  cents;  the  gold  about  fifty-four  cents;  the 
  weight  equivalent  to  about  thirteen  grains. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gerah 
  a  bean,  probably  of  the  carob  tree,  the  smallest  weight,  and 
  also  the  smallest  piece  of  money,  among  the  Hebrews,  equal  to 
  the  twentieth  part  of  a  shekel  (Ex.  30:13;  Lev.  27:25;  Num. 
  3:47).  This  word  came  into  use  in  the  same  way  as  our  word 
  "grain,"  from  a  grain  of  wheat.