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)
[WEIGHTS AND MEASURES AND MEASURES]Firkin
John 2:6, a Greek measure, equivalent to the Hebrew bath, and containing seven and a half gallons. The quantity of wine produced by the miracle at Cana was large: but the assemblage was also large; the festivities continued, it may be, a whole week, Jud 14:12; and many would be drawn to the scene by hearing of the miracle. FIRKIN
The liquid measure used in John 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.
Used only in John 2:6; the Attic amphora, equivalent to the Hebrew bath (q.v.), a measure for liquids containing about 8 7/8 gallons.
1. (n.) A varying measure of capacity, usually being the fourth part of a barrel; specifically, a measure equal to nine imperial gallons.
2. (n.) A small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, -- used for butter, lard, etc.Firkin
... 2. (n.) A small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, -- used for
butter, lard, etc. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FIRKIN. ...
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Vessel (118 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A hollow or concave utensil for holding anything; a hollow receptacle of
any kind, as a hogshead, a barrel, a firkin, a bottle, a kettle, a cup, a bowl ...
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Firing (3 Occurrences)
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Firkins (2 Occurrences)
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3355. metretes -- a measurer, a measure
... firkin, a liquid measure. From metreo; a measurer, ie (specially), a certain standard
measure of capacity for liquids -- firkin. see GREEK metreo. ...
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Second Great Group of Parables.
... 6 And he said, A hundred measures of oil. [The measure mentioned here is the Hebrew
bath, which corresponded roughly to a firkin, or nine gallons.] And he said ...
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Jesus Works his First Miracle at Cana in Galilee.
... minded old man was not aware that the six waterpots held each two or three firkins
apiece"between eighteen and twenty-seven gallons, a firkin being nine ...
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The Marriage Feast in Cana of Galilee - the Miracle that is a Sign ...
... state with certainty the exact measure represented by the two or three firkins apiece.'
For, although we know that the term metretes (AV firkin') was intended ...
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