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Weights — Measures — Money

Hebrew Measures of Weight

Equivalents in Troy Weight

 

Lbs.

Oz.

Dwt.

Grs.

Gerah

0

0

0

12

Bekah = 10 gerahs

0

0

5

0

Shekel=2 bekahs

0

0

10

0

Maneh (silver=60 shekels)

2

6

0

0

Talent

125

0

0

0

Measures of Length

English Equivalents

 

Feet

Inches

Digit (Jer. 52:21)

0

0.912

Palm=4 digits (Ex. 25:25)

0

3.648

Span=3 palms (Ex. 28:16)

0

10.944

Cubit=2 spans (Gen. 6:15)

1

9.888

Pace (2 Sam. 6:13)

3

0

Fathom (Acts 27:28)

6

0.8

Reed (Ezek. 40:3-5; 42:16)=6 cubits

10

11.328

Furlong or stadium=600 Greek feet (53 ¼ ft. less than an English furlong)

606

9

Mile (Roman)=1,000 Roman paces=1,618 English yards

Days journey (Num. 11:31; Luke 2:44), ordinarily about 25 to 30 miles, but when the Jews traveled in company, about 10 miles.

Measures of Capacity for Liquids

Equivalents in
English Wine Measure

 

Gallons

Pints

A caph

0

0.625

A log (Lev. 14:10, etc.)

0

0.833

A cab (mentioned only 2 Kings 6:25)

0

3.33

A hin (Ex. 29:40; 30:24; Num. 15:4, 7, 9)

1

2

A seah ("measure," 2 Kings 7:1, 16), called also (Heb.) shalish—i.e., "a third," as being the third part of an ephah (Isa. 40:12; Ps. 80:5)

2

4

A bath, the largest liquid measure (1 Kings 7:26, 38; 2 Chr. 2:10; Ezra 7:22; Isa. 5:10). Same as an ephah (Ex. 16:36; Lev. 5:11; 6:10; Num. 5:15, etc.)

7

4.5

A kor, "which is an homer" (Isa. 5:10; Ezek. 45:14)=10 ephahs

75

5

Firkin (John 2:6)

9

0

Dry Measure

Equivalents in
English Corn Measure

 

Pecks

Gallons

Pints

Cab (2 Kings 6:25=Choenix, "measure"; Rev. 6:6)

0

0

2.833

Omer (Ex. 16:36)=tenth deal=1/10 of an ephah (Ex. 29:40; Lev. 23:13)

0

0

5.1

Seah (plural, "measures," Gen. 18:6; 1 Sam. 25:18; Matt. 13:33)

1

0

1

Ephah=3 seahs (Ezek. 45:11)

3

0

3

Letek=5 ephas ("half-homer," Hos. 3:2)

16

0

0

Homer, called also kor=2 leteks (Num. 11:32; Hos. 3:2)

32

0

0

Jewish Money

English Equivalents

 

£

s.

d.

Gerah=1/20 part of a shekel (Ex. 30:13)

0

0

1.3687

Bekah=1/2 shekel (Ex. 38:26)

0

1

1.6875

Shekel (silver at 5 shekel per oz., Ex. 30:13; Isa. 7:23; Matt 17:27)

0

2

3.375

Shekel of gold

1

16

6

Maneh ("pound," 1 Kings 10:17)=50 shekels

5

14

0.75

Talent of silver=60 manehs

342

3

9

Talent of gold

5475

0

0

Roman Money

English Equivalents

 

£

s.

d.

Mite (lepton)—Mark 12:42—the smallest copper coin=about.46875 of an English farthing

     

Farthing (quadrans; Gr. Kodrantes)—Matt. 5:26; Mark 12:42=2 mites=fourth of an assarion.

     

Farthing (assarion)—Matt. 10:29; Luke 12:6=the Roman assarion

0

0

0.75

Penny (denarius=drachma)—Matt. 22:19

0

0

7.50

Pound (mina)—Luke 19:13, 16, 18, etc.=100 drachmae

3

2

6