two thousand baths

1 Kings 7:26

7:26 two thousand baths. This volume would correspond to about 11,600 gallons, assuming the bath to be about 5.8 gallons (some authorities believe it was closer to eight gallons). This is the first mention in Scripture of this unit of liquid measure. It was equivalent to the dry measure of the ephah, one-tenth of a homer. See note on II Chronicles 4:5.

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