Bible Names A-G: Ephah
Ephah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
gloom. (1.) One of the five sons of Midian, and grandson of
Abraham (Gen. 25:4). The city of Ephah, to which he
name, is mentioned Isa. 60:6, 7. This city, with its
territory, formed part of Midian, on the east shore
of the Dead
Sea. It abounded in dromedaries and camels (Judg.
(2.) 1 Chr. 2:46, a concubine of Caleb.
(3.) 1 Chr. 2:47, a descendant of Judah.
Ephah, a word of Egyptian origin, meaning measure; a
measure containing "three seahs or ten omers," and
the bath for liquids (Ex. 16:36; 1 Sam. 17:17; Zech.
double ephah in Prov. 20:10 (marg., "an ephah and an
Deut. 25:14, means two ephahs, the one false and the
Ephah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
frontWEIGHTS AND MEASURES.)
1. The first of Midian's sons, grandson of Abraham
(Genesis 25:4; 1 Chronicles 1:33; Isaiah 60:6), "the
dromedaries of Ephah" E. of the Dead Sea. Midian abounded in
camels to carry their merchandise (Judges 6:5); the camel is
the ship of the desert.
2. A concubine of Caleb of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:46).
3. Son of Jahdai (1 Chronicles 2:47) of Judah.
Ephah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Ephah in Naves Topical Bible
1. A son of Midian
Ge 25:4; 1Ch 1:33; Isa 60:6
-2. Caleb's concubine
-3. Son of Jahdai
-4. A measure of about three pecks
See MEASURE, DRY
Ephah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(gloomy), the first, in order,of the sons of Midian,
Ge 25:4; 1Ch 1:33 afterwards mentioned by Isa 60:6
1. Concubine of Caleb, in the line of Judah. 1Ch 2:46
2. Son of Jahdai; also in the line of Judah. 1Ch 2:47
[WEIGHTS AND MEASURES]
Ephah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
e'-fa (`ephah, "darkness"; Gephar (Gen 25:4), Gaipha (Isa
60:6): The name of three persons in the Old Testament, both
masculine and feminine
(1) The son of Midian, descended from Abraham by his wife
Keturah (Gen 25:4 = 1 Ch 1:33), mentioned again in Isa 60:6 as
a transporter of gold and frankincense from Sheba, who shall
thus bring enlargement to Judah and praise to Yahweh.
According to Fried. Delitzsch, Schrader, and Hommel, `Ephah is
an abbreviation of `Ayappa, the Kha-yappa Arabs of the time of
Tiglath-pileser III and Sargon. See treatment of this view in
Dillmann's Commentary on Gen (25:4).
(2) A concubine of Caleb (1 Ch 2:46).
(3) The son of Jahdai, a descendant of Judah (1 Ch 2:47).
Ephah in Wikipedia
was one of Midian's[clarification needed] five sons as listed
in the Hebrew Bible. The son of Abraham, Midian's five sons
were Ephah, Epher, Enoch, Abida, and Eldaah. These five
were the progenitors of the Midianites...
Ephah Scripture - Ezekiel 46:14
And thou shalt prepare a meat offering for it every morning,
the sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of an hin of
oil, to temper with the fine flour; a meat offering
continually by a perpetual ordinance unto the LORD.
Ephah Scripture - Leviticus 5:11
But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young
pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the
tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he
shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put [any]
frankincense thereon: for it [is] a sin offering.
Ephah Scripture - Numbers 5:15
Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he
shall bring her offering for her, the tenth [part] of an ephah
of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put
frankincense thereon; for it [is] an offering of jealousy, an
offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.
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