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Cor

This Hebrew word, untranslated, denotes a round vessel used as a measure both for liquids and solids. It was equal to one homer, and contained ten ephahs in dry and ten baths in liquid measure (Ezek. 45:14).

The Rabbins estimated the cor at 45 gallons, while Josephus estimated it at about 87.

In 1 Kings 4:22; 5:11; 2 Chr. 2:10; 27:5, the original word is rendered “measure.”

Author: Matthew G. Easton.

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