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Definition of "ephah" [e•phah]

  • An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, equal to a tenth of a homer or about one bushel (35 liters). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ephah" in a sentence
  • "The ephah is the Hebrew dry measure containing about a bushel, or seven and a half gallons."
  • "And some think that the mentioning of an ephah, which is used in buying and selling, intimates that fraud, and deceit, and extortion in commerce, were sins abounding much among them, as that people are known to be notoriously guilty of them at this day."
  • "The ephah was a measure which the Jews used in selling: they made the ephah small; they gave not full measure."