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Measure

Measure [N]

Several words are so rendered in the Authorized Version.

  • Those which are indefinite. (a) Hok, Isaiah 5:14 , elsewhere "statute." (b) Mad, Job 11:9 ; Jeremiah 13:25 , elsewhere "garment." (c) Middah, the word most frequently thus translated, Exodus 26:2 Exodus 26:8 , etc. (d) Mesurah, Leviticus 19:35 ; 1 Chronicles 23:29 . (e) Mishpat, Jeremiah 30:11 , elsewhere "judgment." (f) Mithkoneth and token, Ezek. 45:11 . (g) In New Testament metron, the usual Greek word thus rendered ( Matthew 7:2 ; 23:32 ; Mark 4:24 ).

  • Those which are definite. (a) 'Eyphah, Deuteronomy 25:14 Deuteronomy 25:15 , usually "ephah." (b) Ammah, Jeremiah 51:13 , usually "cubit." (c) Kor, 1 Kings 4:22 , elsewhere "cor;" Greek koros, Luke 16:7 . (d) Seah, Genesis 18:6 ; 1 Samuel 25:18 , a seah; Greek saton, Matthew 13:33 ; Luke 13:21 . (e) Shalish, "a great measure," Isaiah 40:12 ; literally a third, i.e., of an ephah. (f) In New Testament batos, Luke 16:6 , the Hebrew "bath;" and choinix, Revelation 6:6 , the choenix, equal in dry commodities to one-eighth of a modius.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Measure". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .