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Easton's Bible Dictionary
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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

fur'-kin (metretes):

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.


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 ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xcii second great group of 5.htm

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 ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xxii jesus works his first.htm

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 ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter iv the marriage feast.htm

... 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)

/f/firing.htm - 7k

Firkins (2 Occurrences)

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