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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Fathom

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(Old A.S. faethm, "bosom," or the outstretched arms), a span of six feet (Acts 27:28 ). Gr. orguia (from orego, "I stretch"), the distance between the extremities of both arms fully stretched out.


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Fathom'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/f/fathom.html. 1897.

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