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.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Ephah — [ɛ fa:] das; <aus gleichbed. hebr. êfâ> altes hebr. Hohlmaß, das etwa 40 Litern entsprach …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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  • ephah — or epha [ē′fə] n. [ME ephi < LL(Ec) < Heb efa] an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, estimated at from 1/ 3 bushel to a little over one bushel …   English World dictionary

  • ephah — noun An ancient Hebrew unit of dry volume measure, equal to a bath or to one tenth of a homer. It is approximately equal to 22 litres. Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath. The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure …   Wiktionary

  • ephah — noun Etymology: Middle English ephi, from Late Latin, from Hebrew ēphāh, from Egyptian pt Date: 1611 an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to 1/10 homer or a little over a bushel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ephah — /ee feuh, ef ah/, n. a Hebrew unit of dry measure, equal to about a bushel (35 l). Also, epha. [1350 1400; ME < Heb ephah] * * * …   Universalium

  • ephah — e•phah or e•pha [[t]ˈi fə, ˈɛf ɑ[/t]] n. pl. e•phahs or e•phas wam jud an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, equal to about a bushel (35 liters) • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < Heb ēphāh …   From formal English to slang

  • ephah —    a ancient unit of volume for grains and dry commodities, used in the Bible. The ephah is believed to equal about 40.32 liters or 1.4239 cubic feet. This is equivalent to about 1.144 U.S. bushel …   Dictionary of units of measurement

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