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People's New Testament
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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.
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