Gerah



[gee-ruh] /ˈgi rə/

noun
1.
an ancient Hebrew weight and coin, equal to 1/20 (0.05) of a shekel.
/ˈɡɪərə/
noun
1.
an ancient Hebrew unit of weight
2.
an ancient Hebrew coin equal to one twentieth of a shekel

a bean, probably of the carob tree, the smallest weight, and also the smallest piece of money, among the Hebrews, equal to the twentieth part of a shekel (Ex. 30:13; Lev. 27:25; Num. 3:47). This word came into use in the same way as our word “grain,” from a grain of wheat.

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