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 27:15
 27:16
27:15 If the one who consecrates it wishes to redeem his house, he must add an additional 20% to its endowment value, and it then reverts to him.
Ve'im-hamakdish yig'al et-beyto veyasaf chamishit kesef-erkecha alav vehayah lo.
27:16 Fifth Reading Seventh Reading
If a man consecrates a field from his hereditary property to God, its endowment value shall be calculated according to the amount of seed [required to sow it], 50 silver shekels for each chomer of barley seed.
Ve'im misdeh achuzato yakdish ish l'Adonay vehayah erkecha lefi zar'o zera chomer se'orim bachamishim shekel kasef.



Commentary:

chomer
  A measure equal to 10 ephah or 30 sa'ah (Yad, Arakhin 4:4), that is, 220 liter, 58 gallons, or 7.96 cubic feet. It is the same as the Talmudic kur (Arakhin 25a). According to tradition, the area that can be sown with one sa'ah is 2500 square cubits, half the area of the tabernacle enclosure (Eruvin 23b; Yad, Shabbath 16:3). Therefore, the area that can be sown with a chomer of grain is a square measuring 274 cubits to a side, which is 75,000 square cubits, 168,750 square feet, or 3.87 acres. (Yad, Arakhin 4:4). It is for each such measure that the evaluation is 50 shekels. This is the same as the evaluation for an adult male (27:3).





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