Homer (unit)

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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] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Mishnah (ed. Herbert Danby), Oxford University Press: Oxford 1977, Appendix II, p. 798 ISBN 0 19 815402 X