Measure & Weights
Measure and Weights
The meanings of the terms that are used in the Bible for measurements and weights, with their relative values and ratios, varied from time to time.
beka,1/2 shekel(10 gerahs) 88.14 grains 5.711 g
gerah 8.81 grains 0.570 g
mina (50 shekels) 20.148 oz 571.175 g
pim 3/4 shekel(1 1/2 bekas) 0.25 oz 7.0 g
pound (Hebrew mina) 20.148 oz 571.175 g
pound (Latin libra) 0.719 lb 325.707 g
shekel(2 bekas) 176.29 grains 11.423 g
talent (60 minas) 75.558 lb 34.227 kg
talent (Hebrew talent) 75.558 lb 34.227 kg
DRY MEASURES of CAPACITY
ephah, measure (3 seahs) 20.878 qt 22.986 L
homer, measure, cor(2 lethechs) 6.524 bu 229.892 L
kab (4 logs) 1.159 qt 1.276 L
lethech(5 ephahs) 3.262 bu 114.946 L
log (1 1/4 kab) 20.5 cu. in .33 L
measure (3 1/3 omers) 6.959 qt 7.661 L
omer (1/10 epah, 1 4/5 kabs) 2.087 qt 2.297 L
seah (3 1/3 omers, 6 kabs) .25 cu ft 7.33 L
LIQUID MEASURES of CAPACITY
bath (6 hins, 3 seahs) 6.073 gal 22.986 L
hin (3 kabs, 12 logs) 1.012 gal 3.830 L
kab (4 logs) 1.349 qt 1.276 L
log (1/12 hin) 0.674 pt 0.318 L
measure,cor (10 baths) 60.738 gal 229.893 L
seah (6 kabs, 2 hins) 2.0 gal 7.33 L
MEASURES of LENGTH
cubit (2 spans) 6-7 palms 17.49 in. 44.424 cm
finger (digit) 1/12 span 0.728 in. 1.849 cm
gomedh 3 3/4 palms, 1 1/4 spans 12.0 in. 30.0 cm
handbreadth (4 fingers) 2.915 in. 7.404 cm
palm (handbreadth) 4 fingers 3.0 in. 7.5 cm
span (3 handbreadths) 8.745 in. 22.212 cm
MEASURES of CAPACITY
measure (Hebrew bath) 6.073 gal 22.986 L
measure (Hebrew cor) 6.524 bu 229.892 L
measure (Hebrew seah) 6.959 qt 7.661 L
measure 10.3 gal 38.985 L
quart 0.98 dry qt 1.078 L
bushel (Latin modius) 7.68 dry qt 8.455 L
pot (Latin sextarius) 0.96 dry pt 0.528 L
1.12 fluid pt 0.529 L
MEASURES of LENGTH
cubit 6-7 palms, 2 spans 18 in. 45 cm
fathom 4 cubits. 8 spans 72 in. 182 cm
furlong 606 ft 184 m
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