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Bushel
Modios
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bushel
Bushel. Small vessel that could cover a light (Mt 5:15; Mk 4:21; Lk 11:33).See Weights and Measures.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bushel
Bushel [Gk. módios]; NEB MEAL-TUB. Normally the word (< Lat modius) is a dry measure nearly equal to a peck (about 8 liters), but in the NT (Mt. 5:15; Mk. 4:21; Lk. 11:33) it indicates a covering that might be used to conceal a lamp, perhaps a tub or bowl such as are used to measure grain.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bushel
BUSHEL1. Small vessel (”basket,” nlt) that could cover a light (Mt 5:15; Mk 4:21; Lk 11:33). See Weights and Measures.2. Unit of measure (Hebrew ephah) roughly equal to 19 quarts (18 liters).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bushel
BushelA measure for dry wares (Gk. módios), nearly equal to 7.4 l. (7.8 qt.). At Matt. 5:15; Mark 4:21; Luke 11:33 it designates a vessel which might be used to cover a light.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bushel
Bushel (Gk. módios). A measure for dry wares, nearly equal to 7.4 1. (7.8 qt.). At Matt. 5:15 par. Mark 4:21; Luke 11:33 it designates a vessel (JB “tub”; NIV “bowl”) which might be used to cover a light.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BUSHEL
BUSHEL<boosh’-el> ([μόδιος, modios]): A dry measure containing about a peck, but as it is used in the New Testament (Matthew 5:15; Mark 4:21; Luke 11:33) it does not refer to capacity but is used only to indicate a covering to conceal the light.
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Bushel
Bushel (Matt. 5:15). The word so translated here and in parallel passages (Greek, modios) was a dry measure of nearly one peck.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Bushel
BUSHEL (ὁ μόδιος, Mt 5:15, Mk 4:21, Lk 11:33—a Lat. word with a Gr. form).—The Roman modius, equal to 16 sextarii, or approximately one English peck, was not a measure in common use in Jewish households. Although the definite article is probably generic (‘the bushel,’ so RV), the measure which would
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Bushel
BUSHEL, bŏŏshʹel (μόδιος, módios): A dry measure containing about a peck, but as it is used in the NT (Mt 5:15; Mk 4:21; LK 11:33) it does not refer to capacity but is used only to indicate a covering to conceal the light.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BUSHEL
BUSHEL [μόδιος modios]. Translated “bushel,” modios designates a vessel large enough to cover a lamp and conceal its light (Matt 5:15; Mark 4:21; Luke 11:33 RSV). It should not be thought of in these contexts first as a unit of measure, but as a measuring vessel or domestic utensil. As a unit of measure,