People's New Testament
Measures of Dry Things
- The Cab, somewhat above two pints.
- The Omer, above five pints.
- The Seah, one peck and about half a pint.
- The Ephah, three pecks and about three pints.
- The Letech, about four bushels.
- The Homer, about eight bushels.
- The Choenix (Rev.6:6) was the daily allowance to maintain a slave. It contained about a quart, some say only a pint and a half. When this measure
was sold for a denarius, or Roman penny, corn must have been above twenty shillings an English bushel, which indicates a scarcity
next to famine.