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We were reading the other day and came across the word ephah. Not knowing what it was we had to look it up. It’s an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, equal to about a bushel (probably about 30 lbs. or 13 kilograms, so the definition said). We always thought the rule of thumb was 60 lbs. per bushel, thinking wheat.
We also found another definition: ephah a He brew unit of dry measure equal to 1/10 homer or a little over a bushel. What’s a homer? We found- homer a Hebrew unit of capacity equal to about 10-1/2 or 11-1/2 bushels or 100 U.S. gallons.
We’re not sure what was being harvested when the reference of ephah was used but the only grains we found that weighed...