tarkab

A Talmudic unit of dry capacity = 3 kabs.  Also romanized as tarkav. Please see the chart for information on its size. chart symbol

Use of a 2-kab measure was forbidden, as it was too easily confused with a tarkab.


Israel W. Slotkin, translator.
Baba Bathra, 90a.
in Isidore Epstein, editor.
The Babylonian Talmud. Seder Nezikin, volume 2.
London: The Soncino Press, 1935 (reprint ed. 1978).

Page 370. 

Translations of the Tractate Baba Bathra in English are available on the web: www.come-and-hear.com/bababathra/bababathra_89.html and www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Talmud/bavabatra5.html  (Footnote 19 in the come-and-hear.com copy of the Tractate 'Abodah Zarah, stating the tarkab is two kabs, appears to be an error.)

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