Old Testament

Ruth 3:15
But Boaz thought, “No one should know that a woman came to the threshing floor.” 15So he said, “Come here and hold out the shawl that you are wearing.” So she held it out. He measured out six scoops[] of barley into it for her to carry home. Then he[] returned to town.


  • 3:15 The Hebrew text simply reads six ___ of barley with no measure stated. The measure is probably the seah. Six seahs would be about 1.2 bushels. A bushel is eight gallons; perhaps as much as fifty pounds.
  • 3:15 Hebrew variant she