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Dictionaries :: Firkin

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Firkin:

Used only in Jhn 2:6; the Attic amphora, equivalent to the Hebrew bath (q.v.), a measure for liquids containing about 8 7/8 gallons.

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Firkin:

fur'-kin (metretes): The liquid measure used in Joh 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

King James Dictionary

Firkin: Liquid Measurement.

And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three FIRKINS apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. (John 2:6-7)

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3355 Greek: metretes

Firkin:

is a liquid measure (akin to metreo, "to measure"), equivalent to one and a half Roman amphoroe, or about nine gallons, Jhn 2:6.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Firkin:

SEE [WEIGHTS AND MEASURES].

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