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a Roman measure of length, equal to 1618 English yards --4854 feet, or about nine-tenths of an English mile. It is only once noticed in the Bible, (Matthew 5:41) the usual method of reckoning both in the New Testament and in Josephus being by the stadium. The mile of the Jews is said to have been of two kinds, long or short, dependent on the length of the pace, which varied in different parts, the long pace being double the length of the short one.

ATS Bible Dictionary

The word mile, in Matthew 5:41, is spoken of the Roman milliare, or mile, which contained eight stadia, 1,000 paces, that is, about 1,614 yards, while the English mile contains 1,760 yards.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(from Lat. mille, "a thousand;" Matthew 5:41), a Roman measure of 1,000 paces of 5 feet each. Thus the Roman mile has 1618 yards, being 142 yards shorter than the English mile.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

mil (milion, Latin mille passus, milia passuum): A thousand paces, equal to 1,618 English yards. (Matthew 5:41).


3400. milion -- a Roman mile (about 1618 yards)
... a Roman mile (about 1618 yards). Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: milion
Phonetic Spelling: (mil'-ee-on) Short Definition: a Roman mile Definition ...
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4712. stadion -- a stadium (a Gr. measure of length), by impl. a ...
... of Speech: Noun, Masculine; Noun, Neuter Transliteration: stadion Phonetic Spelling:
(stad'-ee-on) Short Definition: one eighth of a Roman mile Definition: (a ...
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Another Ninety-Mile Journey
... Chapter 11. "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Wesley's Advice to Travelers;
Wesley and the French Prisoners Another Ninety-mile Journey. ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/another ninety-mile journey.htm

But Christmas is not only the mile-mark of another year
... But Christmas is not only the mile-mark of another year, moving us to thoughts of
self-examination: it is a season, from all its associations, whether domestic ...
// christmas sermon/ii.htm

Tsok: and Beth Chadudo.
... When they sent forth the goat Azazel, on the day of expiation,"before that, they
set up ten tents, a mile distant one from another: where some betook ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 54 tsok and beth.htm

The River of Life
... The Prophet describes how his companion, the interpreter, measured down the stream
a thousand cubits"about a quarter of a mile"and the waters were ankle ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/the river of life.htm

Fresh Supplies of Power.
... After the eagle-flight up into highest air, and the hundred yards dash, or even
the mile run, comes the steady, steady walking mile after mile. ...
/...// talks on power/fresh supplies of power.htm

Appendix xv. The Location of Sychar, and the Date of Our Lord's ...
... p.48 d). If further proof were required, it would be sufficient to say that a woman
would scarcely have gone a mile and a half from Shechem to Jacob's well to ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/appendix xv the location of.htm

... let him have thy cloke also.41. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a
mile, go with him twain.42. Give to him that asketh thee ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/non-resistance.htm

... We get our chronology so twisted that we come to believe that the white marble of
the tomb is the mile-stone at which a good man stops, when it is only a mile ...
// years in south china/introduction.htm

Travelling in Palestine --Roads, Inns, Hospitality, Custom-House ...
... soldiers leaving him at Antipatris, about twenty Roman miles from Lydda, and altogether
from Jerusalem about fifty-two Roman miles (the Roman mile being 1,618 ...
/.../sketches of jewish social life/chapter 4 travelling in palestineroads.htm

"The Pharaoh Drew Nigh"
... At sunset he was again upon the way, taking the level highway of the Wady Toomilat
for a mile toward the west, and turning south, after that distance, as the ...
// yoke/chapter xliii the pharaoh drew.htm

Mile (2 Occurrences)
... Thus the Roman mile has 1618 yards, being 142 yards shorter than the English mile.
Noah Webster's Dictionary. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MILE. ...
/m/mile.htm - 7k

Mile'tus (3 Occurrences)
Mile'tus. Miletus, Mile'tus. Military . Multi-Version Concordance
Mile'tus (3 Occurrences). Acts 20:15 and thence having ...
/m/mile'tus.htm - 7k

Sychar (1 Occurrence)
... has now, however, as the result of recent explorations, been identified with `Askar,
a small Samaritan town on the southern base of Ebal, about a mile to the ...
/s/sychar.htm - 10k

Elealeh (5 Occurrences)
... It is now an extensive ruin called el-A'al, about one mile north-east of Heshbon.
Int. ... Eusebius (Onomasticon) locates it one Roman mile from Heshbon. ...
/e/elealeh.htm - 9k

Weights (14 Occurrences)
... we have the fathom (orguia), about 6 feet, and the furlong (stadion), 600 Greek
feet or 606 3/4 English feet, which is somewhat less than one-eighth of a mile. ...
/w/weights.htm - 21k

Measures (50 Occurrences)
... we have the fathom (orguia), about 6 feet, and the furlong (stadion), 600 Greek
feet or 606 3/4 English feet, which is somewhat less than one-eighth of a mile. ...
/m/measures.htm - 35k

Damascus (58 Occurrences)
... The city is about a mile long (East to West) and about half a mile broad
(North to South). On the south side a long suburb, consisting ...
/d/damascus.htm - 45k

Zarephath (4 Occurrences)
... Smelting-shop, "a workshop for the refining and smelting of metals", a small Phoenician
town, now Surafend, about a mile from the coast, almost midway on the ...
/z/zarephath.htm - 11k

Nob (6 Occurrences)
... near Jerusalem. It has been identified by some with el-Isawiyeh, one mile
and a half to the north-east of Jerusalem. But according ...
/n/nob.htm - 12k

Long (2810 Occurrences)
... 5. (superl.) Extended to any specified measure; of a specified length; as, a span
long; a yard long; a mile long, that is, extended to the measure of a mile...
/l/long.htm - 8k

Bible Concordance
Mile (2 Occurrences)

Matthew 5:41 Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.

Acts 1:12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called the Oliveyard, which is near Jerusalem, about a mile off.



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