from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure, equal to a tenth of a homer or about one bushel (35 liters).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry volume measure, equal to a bath or to one-tenth of a homer. It is approximately equal to 22 litres.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Hebrew dry measure, supposed to be equal to two pecks and five quarts. Ten ephahs make one homer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Hebrew dry measure, equal to the liquid measure called a bath (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel
The ephah is the Hebrew dry measure containing about a bushel, or seven and a half gallons.
And some think that the mentioning of an ephah, which is used in buying and selling, intimates that fraud, and deceit, and extortion in commerce, were sins abounding much among them, as that people are known to be notoriously guilty of them at this day.
The ephah was a measure which the Jews used in selling: they made the ephah small; they gave not full measure.
-- Ed.  A tenth deal is the tenth part of a Hebrew measure, called the ephah, containing about a bushel.
Charles II on September 21, 2008 your ill-gotten treasures and the short ephah, which is accursed?
Look up in any Bible dictionary, under "Weights and Measures," the approximate size of an "ephah," which was the common Hebrew unit of dry measure, and "hin," which was their common unit for measuring liquids.
So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley. —
Now when she had weaned him, [Num 15: 9, 10; Deut 12: 5, 6] she took him up with her, with a three-year-old bull and one ephah of flour and a jug of wine, and brought him to [Josh 18: 1; 1 Sam 4: 3, 4] the house of the LORD in Shiloh, although the child was young.
“You shall have an honest balance, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin.”
“For ten acres of vineyard will yield [only] one bath [of wine], And a homer of seed will yield [but] an ephah of grain.”