A homer (Hebrew: חמר; also kor, Hebrew: כּר) is a unit of volume used by ancient Hebrews for liquids and dry goods. 1 homer is equal to 10 baths, or what was also equivalent to 30 seahs; each seah being the equivalent in volume to six kabs, and each kab equivalent in volume to 24 medium-sized eggs. 1 homer equals 220 litre or 220dm3.
The homer should not be confused with the omer, which is a much smaller unit of dry measure.
- The Mishnah (ed. Herbert Danby), Oxford University Press: Oxford 1977, Appendix II, p. 798 ISBN 0 19 815402 X
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