Jan 18, 2012

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Biblical Unit Conversions

Biblical Unit Conversions

I found this conversion table in the back of my bible and thought it would be handy to share:

Weights

1 Talent = 75 lbs = 34 kilograms

1 Mina = 1 1/4 lbs = 0.6 kilogram

1 Shekel = 2/5 ounce = 11.5 grams

1 Pim = 1/3 ounce = 7.6 grams

1 Beka = 1/5 ounce = 5.5 grams

1 Gerah = 1/50 ounce = 0.6 gram

Length

Cubit = 18 inches = 0.5 meter

Span = 9 inches = 23 centimeters

Handbreadth = 3 inches = 8 centimeters

Capacity

Cor [homer] = 6 bushels = 220 liters

Lethek = 3 bushels = 110 liters

Ephah = 3/5 bushel = 22 liters

Seah = 7 quarts = 7.3 liters

Omer = 2 quarts = 2 liters

Cab = 1 quart = 1 liter

Liquid Measure

Bath = 6 gallons = 22 liters

Hin = 4 quarts = 4 liters

Log = 1/3 quart = 0.3 liter

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