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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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The taxation policy of Egyptian rulers was based on water level; taxes were only applied when water reached 16 cubits on the measurement column.
King Jehoash of Israel breached the wall of Jerusalem to a breadth of 400 cubits, and he carried off all the gold and silver and all the vessels that were in the House of the Lord (II Kgs.
First, Wood's plan of the precinct is rectangular, not square as it is described in the Scriptures, (67) with the exterior wall of the precinct measuring 500 cubits by 840 cubits.
We measure the boundary of a town only with a linen rope of fifty cubits, not less because it would become too taut and not longer because it would not be taut enough .
the length of this ark shall be 300 cubits, the breadth of it 50 cubits and the height of it 30 cubits.
Or that cubits more of pillar can amplify/only the eye, leaving the voice to Doppler's mercy/and distance.
Standing at 150 cubits long, 30 high and 20 wide - with 18in to the cubit - it was built by Dutchman Johan Huibers, based on a design by his wife Bianca.
And he made a molten sea, 10 cubits from the one brim to the other; it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and line of thirty cubits did compass it round about".
These should be walled and surrounded by lands "on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side, two thousand cubits" (Numbers 35).
In school religious education classes, children are amazed to discover that Old Testament giant Goliath was six cubits and a span tall.
THE New International Bible gives Goliath's height as 'over 9ft' but the Authorised version is more specific saying he stood 'six cubits and a span'.
The Home Office, which funded both Operation Cubits through its Anti Social Unit, has launched a consultation exercise Policing: Building Safer Communities Together.