Clarice James

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Bible Quiz: How Do You Measure Up?

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Can you match these 18 words used in the Bible with the correct unit of weights and measures?

____ omer   ____ log   ____ cab   ____ handbreadth   ____ hin

____ bath   ____ mina   ____ span   ____ lethek   ____ pim      

____ talent  ____  ephah   ____ seah   ____ beka    ____ gerah   

____ cubit   ____ shekel   ____ homer or cor   

Definitions:

  1. Unit of length: 18 inches or .5 meters
  2. Unit of length: 9 inches or 23 centimeters
  3. Unit of length: 3 inches or 8 centimeters
  4. Unit of Weight: 60 minas equal to 75 pounds or 34 kilograms
  5. Unit of Weight: 50 shekels equal to 1-1/4 pounds or 0.6 kilograms
  6. Unit of Weight: 2 bekas equal to 2/5 ounce or 11.5 grams
  7. Unit of Weight: 2/3 shekel equal to 1/3 ounce and 7.6 grams
  8. Unit of Weight: 10 gerahs equal to 1/5 ounce and 5.5 grams
  9. Unit of Weight: 1/50  ounce and 0.6
  10. Unit of Capacity (Dry Measure):  10 ephahs equal to 6 bushels or 220 liters
  11. Unit of Capacity (Dry Measure):  5 ephahs equal to 3 bushels or 110 liters
  12. Unit of Capacity (Dry Measure):  10 omers equal to 3/5 bushel or 22 liters
  13. Unit of Capacity (Dry Measure):  1/3 ephah equal to 7 quarts or 7.3 liters
  14. Unit of Capacity (Dry Measure):  1/10 ephah equal to 2 quarts or 2 liters
  15. Unit of Capacity (Dry Measure):  1/18 ephah equal to 1 quart or 1 liter
  16. Unit of Capacity (Liquid Measure): 1 ephah equal to 6 gallons or 22 liters
  17. Unit of Capacity (Liquid Measure): 1/6 bath equal to 4 quarts or 4 liters
  18. Unit of Capacity (Liquid Measure): 1/72 bath equal to 1/3 quart or 0.3 liter

shekels

Correct Answers:

How did you do?

  1. 00 to 04    Did you get handbreadth, cubit, and talent?
  2. 05 to 08    So, you read the footnotes, huh?
  3. 09 to 13    Are you a Greek or Hebrew chemist?
  4. 14 to 18    Has anyone ever accused you of being a geek?
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One thought on “Bible Quiz: How Do You Measure Up?

  1. You need a category called, “You don’t measure up.” That’s the one I need.

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