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tables of weights & measurements

Have you ever wondered what all the weights and measurements that aare used in the Bible equal in todays equivelents?? I have so here ia a chart of the tables.


tables of weights & measurements

Biblical Unit

Approximate American Equivalent

Approximate Metric Equivalent


WEIGHTS

talent (60 minas)

75 pounds

34 kilograms


mina (50 shekels)

1 1/ 4 pounds

560 grams


shekel (2 bekas)

2/ 5 ounce

11.5 grams


pim (2/ 3 shekel)

1/ 4 ounce

7.8 grams


beka (10 gerahs)

1/ 5 ounce

5.7 grams


gerah

1/ 50 ounce

0.6 gram


daric

1/ 3 ounce

8.4 grams


LENGTHS


cubit

18 inches

45 centimeters


span

9 inches

23 centimeters


handbreadth

3 inches

7.5 centimeters


stadion (pl. stadia)

600 feet

183 meters CAPACITIES


CAPACITIES

Dry Measures

cor [homer] (10 ephahs)

6 bushels

220 liters


lethek (5 ephahs)

3 bushels

110 liters


ephah (10 omers)

3/ 5 bushel

22 liters


seah (1/ 3 ephah)

7 quarts

7.5 liters


omer (1/ 10 ephah)

2 quarts

2 liters



cab (1/ 18 ephah)

1 quart

1 liter


Liquid Measures

bath (1 ephah)

6 gallons

22 liters


hin (1/ 6 bath)

1 gallon

3.8 liters


log (1/ 72 bath)

1/ 3 quart

0.3 liter


The figures of the table are calculated on the basis of a shekel equaling 11.5 grams, a cubit equaling 18 inches and an ephah equaling 22 liters. The quart referred to is either a dry quart (slightly larger than a liter) or a liquid quart (slightly smaller than a liter), whichever is applicable. The ton referred to in the footnotes is the American ton of 2,000 pounds. These weights are calculated relative to the particular commodity involved. Accordingly, the same measure of capacity in the text may be converted into different weights in the footnotes. Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.


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