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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #943 - βάτος
- a bath, a Jewish measure of liquids of about 8 or 9 gallons (about 40 l.)
the Hebrew liquid measure bath, = Egypt. ἀρτάβη or Att. μετρητής, LXX 2 Esdras 7:22, Luke 16:6, J. AJ 8.2.9: — also βάδος, v.l. in LXX l.c., Hsch.
† βάτος -ου , ὁ
[in LXX (also βαίθ , βάτος ): Ezra 7:22 *;]
bath, a Jewish liquid measure, = μετρητής (q.v.), or about 8-3/4 gals.: Luke 16:6.†
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This Hebrew loanword (בַּת) is rather strangely transliterated βάδος in Hesychius, who implies that this was commoner than βάτος : perhaps the fact that δ was now generally spirantised (like th in bathe) made it seem nearer than τ to the Hebrew letter. See Tischendorf on Luke 16:6 : to אLX, which spell with δ , must now be added W.
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