Today's Scripture: "The length of the court shall be one hundred cubits, the width fifty throughout, and the height five cubits, made of fine woven linen, and its sockets of bronze." Ex 27:18
5893. It's one thing to measure something, another to know it's correct. JG
No matter the industry, weights and measurement are vital to production. And depending on where you live, there are different standards for defining the same lengths and weights. Therefore conversion tables are necessary to translate ways to discuss the same space. Biblical standard for measurement was a cubit, roughly the length from one's elbow to the fingertips. Depending on one's height, it's easy to see how my cubit had a slight chance of being the same as your cubit.
My first exposure to different standards of measurement came when almost fifty years ago when I estimated the cost of a structure in Arabia that used the metric system. After being awarded the job, I converted the measurements to precise foot and inch measurement for our shop. Doing that required equated measurements to a decimal value that would translate one way to feet/inch and the other to metrics. For that, I wrote a computer program (a different adventure) that presented all three values to be recorded on our shop and installation drawings. I still can't believe it all came together.
Thank You, God, for the word, a standard by which we can measure ourselves.
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