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Half a cubit. A cubit is the length of the forearm, about 18 inches. The span is measured from the thumb to the little finger both extended, about 8 or 9 inches. See Cubit; Weights and Measures .

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Span'. Holman Bible Dictionary.​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​s/span.html. 1991.