Weights and Measures
Bible Weights and Measurements
 
All values are approximate.
Many measurements vary by era and location.

Lengths
Weights
Liquid Measures
Dry Measures
Money
Time


Lengths
Finger 0.73 inches 1.85 centimeters Jeremiah 52.21 <Convert>
Handbreadth (4 fing.) 2.92 inches 7.4 centimeters Exodus 25:25 <Convert>
Span 9 inches 22.86 centimeters Exodus 28:16 <Convert>
Cubit 18 inches 45.72 centimeters Matthew 6:27 <Convert>
Long Cubit 21 inches 53.34 centimeters Ezekiel 40:5 <Convert>
Fathom 6 feet 1.829 meters Acts 27:28 <Convert>
Reed (6 long cubits) 10.5 feet 3.20 meters Ezekiel 40:5 <Convert>
Furlong (KJV) 1/8 mi., 660 feet 201.168 meters Revelation 14:20 <Convert>
Stadion 607 feet 185 meters Luke 24:13 <Convert>
Sabbath day’s journey 2,000 cubits, 3,000 ft 914.4 meters Acts 1:12 <Convert>
Day’s journey 20 miles 32.187 kilometers 1 Kings 19:4 <Convert>

 

Weights
Gerah (1/20 shekel) 0.0201 ounce 0.57 grams Ezekiel 45:12 <Convert>
Beka (1/2 shekel) 0.201 ounce 5.70 grams Genesis 24:22 <Convert>
Pim (2/3 shekel) 0.268 ounce 7.60 grams 1 Samuel 13.21 <Convert>
Shekel (20 gerahs) 0.402 ounce 11.4 grams Exodus 30:23 <Convert>
Mina (50 shekels) 1.256 pounds 0.57 kg Ezra 2:69 <Convert>
Talent (60 minas) 75.4 pounds 34.2 kg Ezra 8:26 <Convert>

 

Liquid Measures
Log 0.33 quarts 0.31 liters Leviticus 14:10 <Convert>
Cab (4 logs) 1.32 quarts 1.25 liters 2 Kings 6:25 <Convert>
Hin (12 logs) 0.98 gallon 3.7 liters Numbers 15:4 <Convert>
Bath (6 hins) 5.8 gallons 22 liters Isaiah 5:10 <Convert>
Homer (10 baths) 58 gallons 220 liters Ezekiel 45:11 <Convert>
Cor (10 baths) 58 gallons 220 liters Ezekiel 45:11 <Convert>
Metretes (NT) 10.4 gallons 39.4 liters John 2:6 <Convert>
Bath (NT) 8.7 gallons 33 liters Luke 16:6 <Convert>

 

Dry Measures
Cab (1/18 ephah) 1.1 dry quarts 1.2 liters 2 Kings 6:25 <Convert>
Omer (1/10 ephah) 2.0 dry quarts 2.2 liters Exodus 16:36 <Convert>
Seah (1/3 ephah) 6.7 dry quarts 7.3 liters 2 Kings 7:1 <Convert>
Ephah (10 omers) 0.624 bushels (5 dry gal.) 22 liters Ruth 2:17 <Convert>
Lethech (5 ephaths) 3.12 bushels (25 dry gal.) 110 liters Hosea 3:2 <Convert>
Homer (10 ephaths) 6.24 bushels (50 dry gal.) 220 liters Leviticus 27:16 <Convert>
Cor (10 ephaths) 6.24 bushels (50 dry gal.) 220 liters Ezekiel 45:14 <Convert>
Cor (NT) 10 bushels (93 dry gal.) 350 liters Luke 16:7 <Convert>

 

Weight
Litra (Roman Pound) 12 ounces 340 grams John 19:39 <Convert>

 

Money
Denarius Day’s wage   Matthew 20:2 <Est. Current Value>
Drachma Est. 0.035 oz. silver Est. 1 gram silver Luke 15:8 <Est. Current Value>
Didrachma (2 Drach.) Est. 0.07 oz. silver Est. 2 grams silver Matthew 17:24 <Est. Current Value>
Talent, silver Approx. 75.4 lb Approx. 34.24 kg Ezra 8:26 <Est. Current Value>
Talent, gold Approx. 75.4 lb Approx. 34.24 kg 1 Kings 9:28 <Est. Current Value>

 

Time
Sunrise 6 AM 06:00 Mark 16:2 <Convert>
First hour 7 AM 07:00   <Convert>
Second hour 8 AM 08:00   <Convert>
Third hour 9 AM 09:00 Matthew 20:3 <Convert>
Fourth hour 10 AM 10:00   <Convert>
Fifth hour 11 AM 11:00   <Convert>
Sixth hour Noon 12:00 Matthew 27:45 <Convert>
Seventh hour 1 PM 13:00 John 4:52 <Convert>
Eighth hour 2 PM 14:00   <Convert>
Ninth hour 3 PM 15:00 Acts 3:1 <Convert>
Tenth hour 4 PM 16:00 John 1:39 <Convert>
Eleventh hour 5 PM 17:00 Matthew 20:6-9 <Convert>
Sunset 6 PM 18:00 Luke 4:40 <Convert>
First watch of night 6 PM - 9 PM 18:00 - 21:00 Lamentations 2:19 <Convert>
Second watch 9 PM - midnight 21:00 - 00:00 Luke 12:38 <Convert>
Third watch Midnight - 3 AM 00:00 - 03:00 Luke 12:38 <Convert>
Fourth watch 3 AM - 6 AM 03:00 - 06:00 Matthew 14:25 <Convert>

 

 




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