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(See BATHE).

(Heb. and Chald. id., בִּת, Sept. χοῖνιξ, κοτύλη ; occurs 1 Kings 7:26; 1 Kings 7:38; 2 Chronicles 2:10; 2 Chronicles 4:5; Isaiah 5:10; Ezekiel 45:10; Ezekiel 45:14; Ezra 7:22), a Hebrew measure for liquids, as wine and oil, equal to the EPHAH for things dry (Ezekiel as above), each being the tenth part of a HOMER (Ezekiel as above). In Luke 16:6, the Greek form βάτος occurs, where it is rendered "measure." According to Josephus (βάδος ), it contained 72 sextarii (Ant. 8:2, 9). Its ordinary capacity appears to have been 8 gals. 3 qts. (See MEASURES).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Bath'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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