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Homer

ho'-mer
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Bath, Ephah, Omer, Weights and Measures
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Easton's Bible Dictionary

heap, The largest of dry measures, containing about 8 bushels or 1 quarter English = 10 ephahs ( Leviticus 27:16 ; Numbers 11:32 ) = a COR. (See OMER .)

"Half a homer," a grain measure mentioned only in Hosea 3:2 .


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Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

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Smith's Bible Dictionary

See From MEASURES OF CAPACITY

The dry measure contained the following denominations:
The homer, meaning heap. ( Leviticus 27:16 ; Numbers 11:32 ; Isaiah 5:10 ; Ezekiel 45:13 ) It is elsewhere termed cor, from the circular vessel in which it was measured. ( 1 Kings 4:22 ; 5:11 ; 2 Chronicles 2:10 ; 27:5 ; Ezra 7:22 ; Ezekiel 45:14 ) The Greek equivalent occurs in ( Luke 16:7 )

[WEIGHTS AND MEASURES]


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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ho'-mer (chomer):

A dry measure containing about 11 bushels. It was equal to 10 ephas.


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