Easton's Bible Dictionary
A Hebrew liquid measure, the tenth part of an homer (
Kings 7:26 , 7:38
45:10 , 45:14
). It contained 8 gallons 3 quarts of our measure. "Ten acres of vineyard shall
yield one bath" ( Isaiah
5:10 ) denotes great unproductiveness.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
A liquid measure equal to about 9 gallons, English measure. It seems to have been
regarded as a standard for liquid measures (Ezekiel 45:10), as in the case of
the molten sea and the lavers in Solomon's temple (1 Kings 7:26 , 38), and for
measuring oil and wine (2 Chronicles 2:10 ; Ezra 7:22 ; Isaiah 5:10 ; Ezekiel
45:14). Its relation to the homer is given in Ezekiel 45:11 , 14.
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