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Ephah

Ephah [N] [H] [S]

gloom.

  • One of the five sons of Midian, and grandson of Abraham ( Genesis 25:4 ). The city of Ephah, to which he gave his name, is mentioned Isaiah 60:6 Isaiah 60:7 . This city, with its surrounding territory, formed part of Midian, on the east shore of the Dead Sea. It abounded in dromedaries and camels ( Judges 6:5 ).

  • 1 Chronicles 2:46 , a concubine of Caleb.

  • 1 Chronicles 2:47 , a descendant of Judah.

    Ephah, a word of Egyptian origin, meaning measure; a grain measure containing "three seahs or ten omers," and equivalent to the bath for liquids ( Exodus 16:36 ; 1 Samuel 17:17 ; Zechariah 5:6 ). The double ephah in Proverbs 20:10 (marg., "an ephah and an ephah"), Deuteronomy 25:14 , means two ephahs, the one false and the other just.

    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.

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

  • Ephah [N] [E] [S]

    weary; tired
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Ephah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Ephah

    A Hebrew measurement.

    Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an EPHAH. ( Isaiah 5:10 )

    Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

    Bibliography Information

    "Entry for 'Ephah'". A King James Dictionary.

    Ephah. [N] [E] [H]

    1. Concubine of Caleb, in the line of Judah. ( 1 Chronicles 2:46 )
    2. Son of Jahdai; also in the line of Judah. ( 1 Chronicles 2:47 )

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ephah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    Ephah. [N] [E] [H]

    [WEIGHTS AND MEASURES]


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    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ephah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    EPHAH (1)

    e'-fa `ephah, "darkness"; Gephar (Genesis 25:4), Gaipha (Isaiah 60:6):

    The name of three persons in the Old Testament, both masculine and feminine

    (1) The son of Midian, descended from Abraham by his wife Keturah (Genesis 25:4; 1 Chronicles 1:33), mentioned again in Isaiah 60:6 as a transporter of gold and frankincense from Sheba, who shall thus bring enlargement to Judah and praise to Yahweh. According to Fried. Delitzsch, Schrader, and Hommel, `Ephah is an abbreviation of `Ayappa, the Kha-yappa Arabs of the time of Tiglath-pileser III and Sargon. See treatment of this view in Dillmann's Commentary on Ge (Genesis 25:4).

    (2) A concubine of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:46).

    (3) The son of Jahdai, a descendant of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:47).

    Charles B. Williams


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'EPHAH (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

    EPHAH (2)

    e'-fa ('ephah):

    A dry measure of about one bushel capacity. It corresponds to the bath in liquid measure and was the standard for measuring grain and similar articles since it is classed with balances and weights (Leviticus 19:36; Amos 8:5) in the injunctions regarding just dealing in trade. In Zechariah 5:6-10 it is used for the utensil itself.

    See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.


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    These files are public domain.

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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'EPHAH (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.