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Firkin

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fûr´kin ( μετρητής , metrētḗs ): The liquid measure used in John 2:6 to indicate the capacity of the water-pots mentioned in the narrative of the miracle of turning the water into wine. It is regarded as equivalent to the Hebrew bath , and thus contained about nine gallons. See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES .


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Firkin'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/f/firkin.html. 1915.

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