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

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When you have reached this spot, as I now tell you, dig a trench a cubit or so in length, breadth, and depth, and pour into it as a drink-offering to all the dead, first, honey mixed with milk, then wine, and in the third place water--sprinkling white barley meal over the whole.
Two other very plausible explanations exist: First, the great flaming star, a foot broad, and a cubit high, which fell from heaven, as every one knows, upon the law courts, after midnight on the seventh of March; second, Théophile's quatrain,--
Quebec, and modified for the COMMAND, Integra and Five Cubits platforms.
The religious ceremony to inaugurate the construction of the 18 cubits high Samadhi Buddha statue to be built in front of Manampitiya Sirimeth entry in Polonnaruwa was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (2nd Sep.
NYT Syndicate Suppose that a ramp leading to the top of a ziggurat wall is 56 cubits long, and the vertical height of the ziggurat is 45 cubits.
Each was calibrated in Egyptian cubits (roughly 54 centimeters or 21 inches) subdivided into seven palms, and then into four fingers.
In Bava Batra 11a, the mishna goes on to specify that while a piece of land of any size can be divided by the mutual consent of the owners, the court cannot compel the division of a courtyard that is smaller than eight square cubits: "The court does not divide a courtyard unless there will be four cubits for this one and four cubits for that one.
According to the Bible, who was six cubits and one span tall?
It will be 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, 30 cubits high.
Its first gate was 70 cubits high and 25 cubits broad (a cubit is 18 inches).
Thus: "Have them (the Israelites) make a chest of acacia wood - 2 and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.
This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high.
Noah's Ark was about 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high.
In the book of Genesis, Noah is commanded to build an ark which is 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high to house himself, his family and two of every species of animal.
Five far reaching chapters cover the history of measurement from pre-Biblical times to the present, touching on cubits, mysterious monuments and ways, the quest for a metric system, and the goal of a universal system.