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A liquid measure roughly equivalent to five and one half gallons (U.S.). It was used to measure the molten sea in the Temple (1Kings 7:26,1 Kings 7:38 ) as well as oil and wine (2 Chronicles 2:10 ; Ezra 7:22 ; Isaiah 5:10 ; Ezekiel 45:14 ). The bath was one-tenth of a homer (Ezekiel 45:11 ,Ezekiel 45:11,45:14 ). See Weights and Measures .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Bath'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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