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Easton's Bible Dictionary


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Several words are so rendered in the Authorized Version.
  • Those which are indefinite. (a) Hok, Isaiah 5:14 , elsewhere "statute." (b) Mad, Job 11:9; Jeremiah 13:25 , elsewhere "garment." (c) Middah, the word most frequently thus translated, Exodus 26:2,8 , etc. (d) Mesurah, Leviticus 19:35; 1 Chronicles 23:29 . (e) Mishpat, Jeremiah 30:11 , elsewhere "judgment." (f) Mithkoneth and token, Ezekiel 45:11 . (g) In New Testament metron, the usual Greek word thus rendered (Matthew 7:2; 23:32; Mark 4:24 ).

  • Those which are definite. (a) 'Eyphah, Deuteronomy 25:14,15 , usually "ephah." (b) Ammah, Jeremiah 51:13 , usually "cubit." (c) Kor, 1 Kings 4:22 , elsewhere "cor;" Greek koros, Luke 16:7 . (d) Seah, Genesis 18:6; 1 Samuel 25:18 , a seah; Greek saton, Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:21 . (e) Shalish, "a great measure," Isaiah 40:12; literally a third, i.e., of an ephah. (f) In New Testament batos, Luke 16:6 , the Hebrew "bath;" and choinix, Revelation 6:6 , the choenix, equal in dry commodities to one-eighth of a modius.

    Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Measure'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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