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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. id. עֹמֶר, prop. a sheaf, as in Leviticus 23:10, etc., from עָמִר, to bind or gather; Sept. γομόρ; Vulg. gonzer), a Hebrew dry measure (Exodus 16:16; Exodus 16:18; Exodus 16:22; Exodus 16:32-33), the tenth of an ephah (Exodus 16:36); therefore about two quarts according to the rabbins, but three and a half quarts according to Josephus. (See METROLOGY).

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

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