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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(weight) is the rendering of one Heb. and one Greek word in the A. V.

1. מָנֶה, maneh (1 Kings 10:17; Ezra 2:69; Nehemiah 7:71-72). (See MANESH).

2. Λίτρα , litra (John 12:3; John 19:39), is a Roman pound of twelve ounces, a libra. This pound, as used in trade and authorized by the Roman government, contained 6165 Paris grains, according to Boeckh (Metallurg. Unters. p. 160 sq.). The word λίτρα was adopted in the Aramaean dialect, לַיִטְרא (Buxtorf, Lex. Rabb. col. 1138). (See WEIGHT).

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

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