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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 gave his name, is mentioned Isa. 60:6, 7. This city, with its surrounding territory, formed part of Midian, on the east shore of the Dead Sea. It abounded in dromedaries and camels (Judg. 6:5). (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 grain measure containing "three seahs or ten omers," and equivalent to the bath for liquids (Ex. 16:36; 1 Sam. 17:17; Zech. 5:6). The double ephah in Prov. 20:10 (marg., "an ephah and an ephah"), Deut. 25:14, means two ephahs, the one false and the other just.

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 weary; tired

Ephah in Naves Topical Bible 1. A son of Midian Ge 25:4; 1Ch 1:33; Isa 60:6 -2. Caleb's concubine 1Ch 2:46 -3. Son of Jahdai 1Ch 2:47 -4. A measure of about three pecks See MEASURE, DRY

Ephah in Smiths Bible Dictionary a. (gloomy), the first, in order,of the sons of Midian, Ge 25:4; 1Ch 1:33 afterwards mentioned by Isa 60:6 b. 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 c. [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.[1] The son of Abraham, Midian's five sons were Ephah, Epher, Enoch, Abida,[2] 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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