ephah [Hebrew, אֵיפָה]

An ancient Hebrew unit of dry capacity= ¹⁄₁₀ chomer, about 23 liters (21 U.S. dry quarts). opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system

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.

Ezekiel 45:11

examples: ephah in the Old Testament

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