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{Ruth 3:15} Also he said, 559 z8799 Bring 3051 z8798 the vail 4304 that x834 [thou hast] upon x5921 thee, and hold 270 z8798 it. And when she held 270 z8799 it, he measured 4058 z8799 six 8337 [measures] of barley, 8184 and laid 7896 z8799 [it] on x5921 her: and she went y935 z8799 into x935 the city. 5892
or sheet, or apron, The word mitpachath has been variously rendered. The LXX translate it περιζωμα, an apron, and Vulgate, pallium, a cloak. By the circumstances of the story, it must have been of a considerable size; and accordingly Dr. Shaw thinks it was no other than the hyke, the finer sort of which, such as are still worn by ladies and persons of distinction among the Arabs, he takes to answer to the πεπλος, or robe, of the ancient Greeks.
he measured:
"But the liberalª devisethª° liberal things;ª and by¹ liberal thingsª shall he stand.ª°" {Isa 32:8} + "Asª we haveª° thereforeªª opportunity,ª let us doª° goodª untoª allª [men],¹ especiallyª² untoª them who are of the householdª of faith.ª" {Gal 6:10}
six measures:
The quantity of this barley is uncertain. The Targum renders it, shith sein, "six seahs." A seah contained about two gallons and a half, six of which must have been a very heavy load for a woman, and so the Targumist thought, for he adds, "And she received strength from the Lord to carry it."

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