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Holman Bible Dictionary

Gallon

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See Weights and Measures . Word used by modern translations to transfer Greek metretes into modern terminology. A metretes contained about nine gallons. Compare John 2:6 . KJV reads firkins.


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Gallon'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/g/gallon.html. 1991.

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