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also known as: kor
This Hebrew word, untranslated, denotes a round vessel used as a measure both for liquids and solids.
The Rabbis estimated the cor at 45 gallons, while Josephus estimated it at about 87 gallons.
In the King James Version, the word cor/kor is translated as “measure”: 1 Kings 4:22 KJV; 1 Kings 5:11 KJV; 2 Chronicles 2:10 KJV; 2 Chr. 27:5 KJV.
More recent translations such as the New American Standand Bible, leave the word untranslated as kor. Example:
Solomon then gave Hiram 20,000 kors of wheat as food for his household, and twenty kors of beaten oil; thus Solomon would give Hiram year by year. —1 Kings 5:11 NASB