I will give your servants, the woodsmen who cut the timber, twenty thousand corsa of ground wheat, twenty thousand corsb of barley, twenty thousand bathsc of wine and twenty thousand baths of olive oil.”
And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.
Behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that
cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten
Meaning, not what was beaten out of the husk with the flail, as
some; nor bruised or half broke for pottage, as others; but
ground into flour, as R. Jonah F4 interprets it; or rather,
perhaps, it should be rendered "food" F5 that
is, for his household, as in ( 1 Kings 5:11
) , and the hire of these servants is proposed to be given in
this way, because wheat was scarce with the Tyrians, and they
were obliged to have it from the Jews, ( Acts 12:20 ) ( Ezekiel
27:17 ) ,
and twenty thousand measures of barley;
the measures of both these were the cor, of which see ( 1 Kings 5:11
and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand
baths of oil;
which measure was the tenth part of a "cor". According to the
Ethiopians, a man might consume four of these measures in the
space of a month F6.
F4 Apud Kimchium in loc. F5 So Kimchi, (tkm) "pro" (tlkm)
"ineuria librariorum", Schindler, Lex. Pentaglott. col. 73. F6 Ludolf. Lexic. Ethiop. p. 197.