Êuê Culture

Êuê Culture: Biblical Measurements – Lengths, Weights, Liquid Measures, Dry Measures and Money

Shalom everyone! The following is a list of the biblical measures for lengthsweights, liquid measures, dry measures and money used by the ancient Êuês as recorded in the Holy Scriptures:


Biblical Measurements

Lengths

Length Ancient Equivalent Imperial Equivalent Metric Equivalent Scriptural Reference
Finger (Etsba) 0.73 inches 1.85 centimeters  Jeremiah 52.21
Handbreadth (Topah) 4 fingers 2.92 inches 7.4 centimeters  Exodus 25:25
Span (Zeret) 3 handbreadths 8.76 inches 22.15 centimeters  Exodus 28:16
Short Cubit (Ammah) 2 spans 17.49 inches 44.3 centimeters  Deuteronomy 3:11
Long Cubit 7 handbreadths 20.45 inches 51.9 centimeters  Ezekiel 40:5
Rod 6 cubits 8.75 feet 2.73 meters  Ezekiel 40:5
Day’s Journey 20 miles 32.19 kilometers  1 Kings 19:4
Sabbath Day’s Journey 2,000 cubits 1,000 yards 914 meters  Exodus 16:29

Weights

Weight  Ancient Equivalent Imperial Equivalent Metric Equivalent Scriptural Reference
Gera 1/50 ounce 0.57 grams  Ezekiel 45:12
Half-Shekel (Beka) 10 gerahs 1/5 ounce 5.71 grams  Genesis 24:22
Pim 2/3 shekel 1/3 ounce 7.61 grams  1 Samuel 13:21
Shekel 2 bekahs 2/5 ounce 11.42 grams  Exodus 30:23-24
Mina (Maneh) 50 shekels 1.25 pounds 0.571 kilograms  Ezra 2:69
Talent (Kikkar) 60 minas 75 pounds 34.3 kilograms  Ezra 8:26

Liquid Measures

Liquid Measure Ancient Equivalent Imperial Equivalent Metric Equivalent Scriptural Reference
Log 0.674 pints 0.32 liters  Leviticus 14:10
Kab 4 logs 2.696 pints 1.276 liters  2 Kings 6:25
Hin 3 kabs 1.012 gallon 3.829 liters  Numbers 15:4
Bath 6 hins 6.073 gallons 23 liters  Isaiah 5:10
Homer 10 baths 60.738 gallons 230 liters  Ezekiel 45:11
Kor 10 baths 60.738 gallons 230 liters  Ezekiel 45:11

Dry Measures

Dry Measure  Ancient Equivalent Imperial Equivalent Metric Equivalent Scriptural Reference
Kab 1/18 ephah 1.159 quarts 1.5 liters  2 Kings 6:25
Omer 1/10 ephah 2.3 quarts 2.3 liters  Exodus 16:36
Seah 1/3 ephah 7.7 quarts 7.7 liters  2 Kings 7:1
Ephah 10 omers 0.6524 bushels
(6.073 gallons)
22.9 liters  Ruth 2:17
Lethech 5 ephaths 3.262 bushels
(30.369 gallons)
114.8 liters  Hosea 3:2
Homer 10 ephaths 6.524 bushels
(60.738 gallons)
229.7 liters  Leviticus 27:16
Kor 10 ephaths 6.524 bushels
(60.738 gallons)
229.7 liters  Ezekiel 45:14

Money

Length Ancient Equivalent Imperial Equivalent Metric Equivalent Scriptural Reference
Talent, silver Approx. 100 lb Approx. 45.4 kg  Ezra 8:26
Half-Talent, silver Approx. 50 lb Approx. 22.7 kg  Ezra 8:26
Talent, gold Approx. 120 lb Approx. 54.4 kg  1 Kings 9:28
Half-Talent, gold Approx. 60 lb Approx. 27.2 kg  1 Kings 9:28
 

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