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Bath
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A liquid measurement in ancient Israel; equal to one-tenth of a homer (Ezek 45:10–14). One bath was approximately 6 gallons (or 26 liters). The bronze basins in Solomon’s temple held 40 baths each, and the “molten sea” held at least 2,000 (1 Kgs 7:26, 38; in 2 Chr 4:5, the “molten sea” is said to hold 3,000 baths). Quantities of oil and wine also are reported in baths (e.g., 2 Chr 2:10; Isa 5:10).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bath
Bath (בַּת‎, bath). A liquid measurement in ancient Israel; equal to one-tenth of a homer (Ezek 45:10–14). One bath was approximately 6 gallons (or 26 liters). The bronze basins in Solomon’s temple held 40 baths each, and the “molten sea” held at least 2,000 (1 Kgs 7:26, 38; in 2 Chr 4:5, the “molten
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bath
Bath. Unit of liquid measure in the OT (Ez 45:10, 11), equal to about 6 gallons.See Weights and Measures.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bath
Bath [Heb. baṯ]; NEB also GALLON (Isa. 5:10; Ezk. 45:10). A liquid measure equal to about 5 1/2 U.S. gals (21 liters). It seems to have been regarded as a standard for liquid measures (Ezk. 45:10) as in the case of the molten sea and the lavers in Solomon’s temple (1 K. 7:26, 38), and for measuring
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bath
BATH Unit of liquid measure in the OT (Ez 45:10–11), equal to about six gallons (23 liters). See Weights and Measures.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bath
bath, a liquid measure, approximately 5 gallons, equal to the ephah of dry measure (Isa. 5:10; Ezek. 45:10–11, 14).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bath, Bathing
BATH, BATHING. Heb. rāhas, occasionally qādaš (e.g. Ex. 19:10, 14, 22) and hizzāh sprinkle. Gk. louōlniptō.The dusty heat of the Middle East made washing desirable. Bathing in rivers or pools was practised by those who lived near them (e.g. Ex. 2:5; 1 Ki. 22:38; 2 Ki. 5:10; Jn. 9:7). Otherwise
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bath
BathA liquid measure (Heb. baṯ). According to Ezek. 45:11, 14 it was one tenth of a homer and thus the equivalent of the ephah, a dry measure. Excavations at Lachish have uncovered a broken jar, dated to the 8th century b.c.e., inscribed bt (lmlk), “(royal) bath”; the volume of this jar is 22 l. (5.8
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bath
Bath (Heb. baṯ;). A liquid measure (1 Kgs. 7:26, 38; 2 Chr. 2:10; 4:5; Ezra 7:22; Isa. 5:10). According to Ezek. 45:4, 14, it was one-tenth of a homer and thus the equivalent of the ephah, a dry measure. Excavations at Lachish have uncovered a broken jar, dated to the eighth century B.C., inscribed
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bath
Batha Hebrew liquid measure, the tenth part of an homer (1 Kings 7:26, 38; Ezek. 45:10, 14). It contained 8 gallons 3 quarts of our measure. “Ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath” (Isa. 5:10) denotes great unproductiveness.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Bath
Bathbath, a liquid measure, approximately 22 liters, equal to the ephah of dry measure (Ezek. 45:11, 14).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BATH
BATH(בַּת‎ [bath]): A liquid measure equal to about 9 gallons, English measure. It seems to have been regarded as a standard for liquid measures (Ezekiel 45:10), as in the case of the molten sea and the lavers in Solomon’s temple (1 Kings 7:26, 38), and for measuring oil and wine (2 Chronicles