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Reed

REED (Heb. qāneh, ’ăghammîm, ’ādhû, Gr. kalamos). A reed stalk was used as a measuring rod. In Babylonia six cubits made a reed or qāneh. Among the Israelites a reed came to denote a fixed length of six long cubits (Ezek.40.5; Ezek.41.8). In Rev.11.1; Rev.21.15-Rev.21.16, a reed is used to measure the temple and the Holy City.