Hin (הַין, hin, Sept. εἴν, ἴν, or υν), a measure of liquids, containing the seventh part of a "bath" (Nu 15:4 sq.; 28:5, 7, 14; Eze 4:11), i.e. twelve Roman sextarii, according to Josephus (εἵν Ant. 3, 8, 3; 9:4), or about five quarts. The word corresponds with the Egyptian hn, hno, which properly signifies a vessel, and then a small measure, sextarius, Greek ἵνον (see Leemans, — Lettre a Salvolini, p. 154; Bickh, Metrolog. Untersuch. p. 244, 260). But it is not certain that the Hebrew and English measures were of the same size. Gesenius. According to the Rabbins, the hin contains only the sixth part of the bath. SEE MEASURE.

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