SCALE. 1. Only fish having fins and scales were permitted as food for the Hebrews (
2. The Greek word lepis means “rind, husk, flake,” and is used to describe Saul’s recovery from temporary blindness—“something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again” (
3. Scales as an instrument for weighing are referred to in
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
See Siege 4, (e); WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.