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Gerah

Gerah [N] [S]

a bean, probably of the carob tree, the smallest weight, and also the smallest piece of money, among the Hebrews, equal to the twentieth part of a shekel ( Exodus 30:13 ; Leviticus 27:25 ; Numbers 3:47 ). This word came into use in the same way as our word "grain," from a grain of wheat.

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
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

Gerah. [N] [E]

[WEIGHTS AND MEASURES]


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

Bibliography Information

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

GERAH

ge'-ra (gerah, "grain" or "kernel"):

A weight, the 20th part of a shekel (Exodus 30:13; Leviticus 27:25; Numbers 3:47; 18:16; Ezekiel 45:12).

See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.


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These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'GERAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.