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cubit

an ancient measure of length based on the length of the forearm

Cubit

The principal measure of length used in Ancient Egypt, Babylon, Israel and Greece. It was based on the length of the forearm, and varied from 525 to 445 mm. This forearm measure was called “braccia” in medieval and Renaissance Italy, and varied from city to city.

cubit

A linear unit of measurement used by the ancients; in ancient Egypt, equal to 20.62 in. (52.4 cm).
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Make an atonement cover of pure gold - two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.
For the study, the students settled on a cubit being 48.
A gate, the height is 1/2 rod, 2 cubits [1 rod equals 11 cubits], the breadth 2 cubits.
The well has a long marble column in its centre, supported by a wooden beam from the top and marked with 17 cubits.
are going to visit Armenia on 12-16 June of the current year, Estonian co-founder of the People's Diplomacy Mission, Meulis Cubits,
A graduated column made of granite can be seen at the centre of the well, and is divided into 19 cubits (a cubit equals 56cm).
To briefly review, the Ark was made of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, and measured two and a half cubits by one and a half cubits by one and a half cubits (Ex.
50) To demonstrate that the Hebrew or Druid cubit, as Stukeley later called it, was the measurement of Stonehenge he claimed that all the measurements he had taken in his survey fitted into even numbers and fractions of cubits.
A second rectangle is then constructed wherein each side is parallel to and 2,000 cubits from the corresponding side of the first rectangle.