It is to be 2-1/2 cubits in length, 1-1/2 in breadth, and 1-1/2 in height.
Given their freewheeling with the length of a cubit when building basins, they stood a good chance of botching the job and seeing a big finger pointing out of the sky and a booming voice, "You clumsy bastards, can't you get anything right?"
What is the "molten sea" mentioned in the biblical quote? Was "sea" an ancient name for a basin or is this just another mistranslation like the "horns" on Moses' head?
Last edited by mklotz; Mar 26, 2021 at 03:31 PM.
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I think I've found the defiinitive set of measurments of the ship stuck in the Suez:
"The vessel, operated by Taiwan-based Evergreen Group, is one of the biggest in the world: as long as four football fields, as wide as the wingspan of a Boeing 747, and, thanks to the 200,000 tons of containers stacked on board, as tall as a 12-story building."
Why I'll bet the original blueprints used just those measurements :-) Lead Engineer "That diagonal there, it needs to be ⅓ football field by wingtip to the second engine."
The molten sea simply refers to the fact that it was cast from bronze. The Israelite women gave up their “brazen” mirrors. It was five cubits high and its capacity was 19,386 gallons. It was used for ritual cleansing. It was only filled two-thirds.
The horn is a symbol of authority.
The common Egyptian cubit, 6 palms of 4 digits each, is 6 to 7 of the Royal cubit, which Newton called “profane”. The sacred cubit, measured in the Jerusalem temple, measures 2.0736 feet and is in 6 to 5 ratio with the Royal, ie 30 digits. The Athenian foot is half a sacred cubit. (Source: John Neal)
hemmjo (Apr 10, 2021)
...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...
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