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