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Throughout the Bible, there are various weighing and measuring units mentioned. They have been listed in the table below along with their equivalent in both American and Metric units. These comparisons are based on the following known facts:

  • a shekel = 11.33 grams
  • a cubit = 18 inches
  • an ephah = 22 liters

Disclaimer:All values are approximate

Biblical Unit Approximate

American
Equivalent

Approximate

Metric
Equivalent

Weights talent (60 minas)

mina (50 shekels)
shekel (2 bekas)
pim (⅔ shekel)
beka (10 gerahs)
gerah

74.95 pounds

1.25 pounds
0.40 ounce
0.27 ounce
0.19 ounce
0.02 ounce

34 kilograms

0.57 kilograms
11.33 grams
7.55 grams
5.42 grams
0.54 gram

Length cubit

span
handbreadth

18 inches

9 inches
3 inches

0.46 meter

22.86 centimeters
7.62 centimeters

Capacity
Dry Measure cor/homer (10 ephahs)

lethek (5 ephahs)
ephah (10 omers)
seah (⅓ ephah)
omer (⅟₁₀ ephah)
cab (⅟₁₈ ephah)

6.24 bushels

3.12 bushels
0.62 bushels
7.75 quarts
2.32 quarts
1.29 quart

220 liters

110 liters
22 liters
7.33 liters
2.2 liters
1.22 liter

Liquid Measure bath (1 ephah)

hin (⅙ bath)
log (⅟₇₂ bath)

6 gallons

4 quarts
⅓ quart

22 liters

4 liters
0.3 liter

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