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Bible Concordances

Thompson Chain Reference

Tables of Money, Weights, Measures, Etc

  • TROY WEIGHTS
    • Mite = 1 gerah
    • A gerah = 1/50 oz
    • 10 gerahs = 1 bekah = 1/5 oz
    • 2 bekah = 1 shekel = 2/5 oz
    • 50 shekels = 1 maneh = 1 1/4 lbs
    • 60 manehs = 1 talent = 75 lbs
    • In consulting these tables it must be remembered that authorities differ as to exact figures
  • LENGTH (Shorter Measure of Length)
    • 1 palm = 3 in
    • 3 palms = 1 span = 9 in
    • 2 spans = 1 cubit = 18 in
    • 4 cubits = 1 fathom = 6 ft
    • 1.5 fathoms = 1 reed = 9 ft
    • 13.3 reeds = 1 line = 119.7 ft
    • In consulting these tables it must be remembered that authorities differ as to exact figures
  • LAND MEASURE
    • A cubit = 1.824 ft
    • 2000 cubits = 0.5 miles = 1Sabbath day's journey
    • 24 miles = 1 day's journey
    • In consulting these tables it must be remembered that authorities differ as to exact figures
  • LIQUID MEASURE
    • 1 log = 1/72 bath = 1/3 qt
    • 4 logs = 1 cab = 1 1/3 qt
    • 3 cabs = 1 hin = 4 qts
    • 2 hins = 1 seah = 2 gals
    • 3 seahs = 1 bath, or ephah = 6 gals
    • In consulting these tables it must be remembered that authorities differ as to exact figures
  • DRY MEASURE
    • cab = 1/18 ephah = 1 qts
    • 1/10 ephah = 1 omer = 2 qts
    • Hebrews 3:3 omers = 1 seah = 7 qts
    • 3 seahs = 1 ephah = 21 qts
    • 5 ephahs = 1 letech = 3 bushels
    • 2 letechs = 1 kor, or homer = 6 bushels
    • In consulting these tables it must be remembered that authorities differ as to exact figures
  • TIME
    • The Natural Day was from sun-rise to sun-set
    • The Natural Night was from sun-set to sun-rise
    • The Civil Day was from sun-set one evening to sun-set the next; for "the Evening and the Morning were the first day."
  • NIGHT (Ancient)
    • First Watch till midnight
    • Middle Watch till 3 a.m
    • Morning Watch till 6 a.m
    • MONTHS, NAMES OF
    • SEE Months
  • NIGHT (New Testament)
    • First Watch, evening, 6 to 9 p.m
    • Second Watch, midnight, 9 to 12 p.m
    • Third Watch, cock-crow, 12 to 3 a.m
    • Fourth Watch, morning, 3 to 6 a.m
  • DAY (Ancient)
    • Morning till about 10 a.m
    • Heat of day till about 2 p.m
    • Cool of day till about 6 p.m
  • DAY (New Testament)
    • Third hour, 6 to 9 a.m
    • Sixth hour, 9 to 12 midday
    • Ninth hour, 12 to 3 p.m
    • Twelfth hour, 3 to 6 p.m

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Bibliography Information
Thompson, Frank C. Entry for 'Tables of Money, Weights, Measures, Etc'. Thompson Chain Reference. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/eng/tcr/t/tables-of-money-weights-measures-etc.html. 1908.

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