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A Day In The Temple by Rev. A.J. Maas S.J.

I. Long Measures

 

              Ft.

              In.

 

A digit

              -

              0.912

 

4 digits = 1 palm

              -

              3.648

 

3 palms = 1 span

              -

              10.944

 

2 spans = 1 cubit

              1

              9.888

 

4 cubits = 1 fathom

              7

              3.552

 

1.5 fathoms = 1 reed

              10

              11.328

 

N. B. 1° 400 cubits = 1 furlong; 5 furlongs = 1 Sabbath day’s journey; 10 furlongs = 1 mile; 24 miles = 1 day’s journey.

2°. According to other authorities, a cubit = 19.0515 inches; others again maintain that a cubit is equal to about 18 inches.

II. Liquid Measure

 

              Gals.

              Pts.

 

A caps

              -

              0.625

 

1.3 caps = 1 log

              -

              0.833

 

4 logs = 1 cab

              -

              3.333

 

3 cabs = 1 hin

              1

              2

 

2 hins = 1 seah

              2

              4

 

3 seahs = 1 bath, or ephah

              7

              4.5

 

10 ephahs = 1 kor, or homer

              75.

              5.25

 

III. Dry Measure

 

              Pecks.

              Gals.

              Pts.

 

A gachal

              -

              -

              0.1416

 

20 gachals = 1 cab

              -

              -

              2.8333

 

1.8 cab = 1 omer

              -

              -

              5.1

 

3.3 omers = 1 seah

              1

              0

              1

 

3 seahs = 1 ephah

              3

              0

              3

 

5 ephahs = 1 letech

              16

              0

              0

 

2 letechs = 1 kor, or homer

              32

              0

              0

 

IV. Money

 

              Dols.

              Cts.

 

A gerah

              -

              2.73

 

10 gerahs = 1 bekah

              -

              27.37

 

2 bekahs = 1 shekel

              -

              54.74

 

50 shekels = 1 manch

              27

              37.50

 

60 manchs = 1 kikkar (talent)

              1642

              50

 

A gold shekel

              8.

              76

 

A kikkar of gold

              26280.

              0

 

N.B. A shekel would probably purchase ten times as much as the same nominal amount will now.








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