What and who is…
This is the name of a dry measure of something, and the name of 2 biblical men, 1 woman, and 1 city. Two very slightly different Hebrew words ( אֵיפָה and עֵיפָהּ ) are spelled Ephah in English, the first is a noun and the second a proper name.
Ephah, a measure
Hebrew: אֵיפָה —transliteration: eʹphah or ēphāh (a noun) —meaning: an ephah (a measure of grain —occurrences: 40 times
Ephah is a Hebrew word of Egyptian origin ('pt) meaning a measure, for example a measure of grain, flour or meat. It is used with dry things, not liquids. Ephah can also refer to the container itself, not just the measured amount.
1 ephah = 10 omers = 20 dry quarts (22 liters)
10 ephahs = 1 homer = about 1 bushel (35 liters)
“You shall have honest scales, an honest ephah, and an honest bath. The ephah and the bath shall be of the same measure, so that the bath contains one-tenth of a homer, and the ephah one-tenth of a homer; their measure shall be according to the homer. —Ezekiel 45:10 NKJV
Many years before, God had told His people,
You shall not have in your house differing measures, a large and a small. —Deuteronomy 25:14 NKJV
Ephah, son of Midian
Hebrew: עֵיפָהּ (a proper name) —transliteration: Ephah —occurrences: 5
Ephah, the city
For they [the Midianites] would come up with their livestock and their tents, they would come in like locusts for number, both they and their camels were innumerable; and they came into the land to devastate it. —Judges 6:5 NASB
Ephah, a woman
Ephah, son of Jahdai
He is a male descendant of Judah, son of Jacob.
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