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"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."   — 2 Tim 3:16-17

  Interesting Bible Facts  

  • The Ten Plagues of Egypt:
    Water to Blood – The waters of the Nile turned to blood.
    Frogs – Frogs infested the land of Egypt.
    Gnats – Small stinging insects infested in the land of Egypt.
    Flies – Swarms of flies, possibly a biting variety, infested the land of Egypt.
    Plague on the Cattle – A serious disease, possibly anthrax, infested the cattle belonging to Egyptians.
    Boils – A skin disease infected the Egyptians.
    Hail – A storm that destroyed the grain fields of Egypt by spared the land of Goshen inhabited by the Israelites.
    Locusts – An infestation of locusts stripped the land of Egypt of plant life.
    Darkness – A deep darkness covered the land of Egypt for three days.
    Death of the Firstborn – The firstborn of every Egyptian family died.
  • The Jewish Feasts and Festivals are:
    Passover – March/April
    Feast of Unleavened Bread – March/April
    Feast of Weeks, or Harvest(Pentecost) – May/June
    Feast of Trumpets(Rosh Hashanah) – September/October
    Day of Atonement(Yom Kippur) – September/October
    Feast of Booths, or Tabernacles – September/October
    Feast of Dedication(Hanukkah) – Kislev(Nov/Dec)-Tebeth(Dec/Jan)
    Feast of Purim, or Esther – February/March

Weights and Measures

  • Length
    1 handbreadth 3 inches (US) 7.5 centimeters
    1 span 9 inches (US)
    1 standard cubit 15 inches (US) 0.46 meters
    1 long cubit
    = 1 standard cubit + 1 handbreadth 18 inches (US)
  • Dry Measure
    1 ephad (dry)
    = 1/10th homer (dry) 0.62 bushels (US)
    0.61 bushels, imperial 22 cubic decimeters?
    1 homer (dry) 6.2 bushels (US)
    6.1 bushels, imperial 220 cubic decimeters
    1 cor (dry) 103 gallons, dry (US)
    86 gallons, dry imperial 391 liters
    1 sata (dry) 1.5 pecks (US) 1.3 cubic decimeters
    1 choenix > 1 quart, dry (US) slightly > 1 cubic decimeter
  • Liquid Measure
    1 bath (liquid)
    = 1/10th homer (dry) 5.8 gallons (US)
    4.84 gallons, imperial 22 liters
    1 homer (liquid) 58 gallons (US)
    48.4 gallons, imperial 220 liters
    1 hin (liquid) 1.7 gallons (US) 6.5 liters
  • Weights/Masses
    1 shekel 2/5 advp. ounce (US) 11.5 grams
    1 talent
    = 3000 shekels 76.1 pounds (US) 34.5 kilograms
  • Monetary
    1 quadrans, Ceasarian times
    Roman coin = 1/64 Roman silver denarius coin
    1 denarius (pl. denarii), Ceasarian times [one day's agriculturer's wages]
    Roman silver coin = 1/25 Roman gold aureus coin = 1/4 Heb. shekel silver
    1 drachma, Hellenistic to Ceasarian times [one day's agriculturer's wages]
    Greek silver coin, nearly equal in size/value to 1 denarius or 1/4 Heb. shekel silver
    1 didrachma, Hellenistic to Ceasarian times
    Greek silver coin, equal in value to 2 drachma or nearly 2 denarii or 1/2 Heb. shekel silver
    1 stater (Roman name for didrachma?), Hellenistic to Ceasarian times
    Greek silver coin, equal in value to 2 drachma or nearly 2 denarii or 1/2 Heb. shekel silver
    1 mina, Hellenistic to Ceasarian times
    Greek coin, equal in value to 100 denarii or 1/60th of a talent
    1 shekel: Value depends upon metal used-gold, silver, or brass

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