Homer (10 ephahs): about 6 bushels (about 220 litres)
Lev 27:16The homer is an older word than the cor, but is equivalent to it. It originally meant “a donkey load” and was widely used throughout the ancient Near East from the second millennium B.C. as a measure for cereals. See alsoNu 11:32; Isa 5:10; Eze 45:11,13-14; Hos 3:2
Other dry measures found in the NT
Quart (choinix): about 1 1/2-2 pints (about 1 litre)Rev 6:6 The word translated “quart” is “choinix”, a Greek measure.
Saton (equivalent to the OT seah)Mt 13:33 pp Lk 13:21 The “large amount” referred to is “three sata” in the Greek.
Bowl (modius): about 15 1/2 pints (about 8.75 litres)Mt 5:15 pp Mk 4:21 pp Lk 11:33 The word translated “bowl” is the Roman measure “modius”.
Koros (equivalent to the OT cor)Lk 16:7 The measure translated as “a thousand bushels” is “one hundred korous” in the Greek.
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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