An ancient Hebrew unit of dry capacity= ¹⁄₁₀ chomer, about 23 liters (21 U.S. dry quarts).
Also romanized as ’êphāh.
It occurs frequently in the Bible, where it is translated as “ephah”.
The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.
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