[Hebrew, גֵּרָה] An ancient Hebrew unit of mass, about 570 milligrams, (8.8 grains). Also romanized as
In the Bible in English it is rendered as “gerah.”
And all thy estimations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary; twenty gerahs shall be the shekel.
Leviticus 27:25 (King James)
This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of the Lord.
Exodus 30:13 (King James)
Thou shalt even take five shekels apiece by the poll, after the shekel of the sanctuary shalt thou take them: (the shekel is twenty gerahs:)
Numbers 3:47 (King James)
And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.
Ezekiel 45:12 (King James)
The shekel shall be twenty gerahs; five shekels shall be five shekels, and ten shekels shall be ten shekels, and your mina shall be forty shekels.
Ezekiel 45:12 (Revised Standard Version)
In Iran , ? — 20th centuries, a unit of length. The metrication law of 31 May 1926 fixed it at 10 centimeters, = 1/10th of a gaz.
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