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Kab
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A dry or liquid measure of volume which may roughly equal a quart (2 Kgs 6:25). During the Syrian siege of Samaria, a quarter of a kab of dove’s dung sold for five shekels of silver (2 Kgs 6:25). Josephus (Antiquities 9:4.4) describes a kab as equal to 2 quarts, while the Mishnah recognizes it as 1.3 liquid quarts.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kab
Kab (קַב‎, qav). A dry or liquid measure of volume which may roughly equal a quart (2 Kgs 6:25). During the Syrian siege of Samaria, a quarter of a kab of dove’s dung sold for five shekels of silver (2 Kgs 6:25). Josephus (Antiquities 9:4.4) describes a kab as equal to 2 quarts, while the Mishnah recognizes
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kab
Kab. Dry measure equaling about a quart, mentioned only in 2 Kings 6:25.See Weights and Measures.
Cab
Cab. kjv rendering of kab, a dry measure equaling about one quart, in 2 Kings 6:25.See Weights and Measures.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kab
Kab kab [Heb. qaḇ—‘something hollowed out’] (2 K. 6:25); AV CAB. A Hebrew dry and liquid measure equal to about one quart. See Weights and Measures.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kab
KAB* According to Josephus, a dry measure equaling about a quart. Other authorities think the kab was larger (see 2 Kgs 6:25, nasb mg). See Weights and Measures.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kab
kab, a measure of capacity in 2 Kings 6:25. From rabbinic information it was 1⁄18 of an ephah, which is 1⁄16 of a quart. See also weights and measures.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Kab
KAB. A measure of capacity (cab in KJV), mentioned only in 2 Kgs 6:25 (RSV). See Weights, Measures, and Coins.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kab
Kab (Heb. qaḇ)A unit of measurement for dry wares and liquids (2 Kgs. 6:5; from Egyp. kb[?]). The Mishnah recognizes the kab as one sixth of a seah, an eighteenth of an ephah, or ca. 1.2 l. (1.3 liquid qt.). According to Josephus (Ant. 9.4.4), a kab would equal ca. 1.91 l. (2 qt.).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kab
Kab [kăb] (Heb. qaḇ, from Egyp. kb[?]). A unit of measurement for dry wares and liquids. According to 2 Kgs. 6:5 (KJV “cab”), during the Syrian siege of Samaria one-fourth of a kab of dove’s dung sold for five shekels. The Mishnah recognizes the kab as one-sixth of a seah, an eighteenth of an ephah,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Kab, Cab
KAB, CAB. A Hebrew dry measure equal to about two quarts (2 Kings 6:25). See Metrology.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Kab
Kabkab (kjv: ‘cab’), a measure of capacity in 2 Kings 6:25. From rabbinic information it was 1/18 of an ephah which is 1 1/16 of a quart. See also Weights and Measures.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Kab
KAB [kab] — a Hebrew dry measure (2 Kin. 6:25; cab, KJV). According to the Jewish rabbis, a kab was the 18th part of an ephah, or about 1.16 dry quarts. Other authorities, however, believe the kab was somewhat smaller, about half a pint. Still others believe it was somewhat larger, between three pints
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
KAB
KAB<kab> (קַב‎ [qabh], “something hollowed out,” 2 Kings 6:25; the King James Version Cab): A Hebrew dry measure and liquid measure equal to about 2 quarts.See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.