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# What measured 10 cubits in diameter and 30 cubits in circumference, estimations that ignore pi?

Question #54960. Asked by kaylofgorons. (Feb 08 05 10:05 PM)

kaylofgorons

I guess it might be more fair to say the measurements are rough attempts at pi, getting at least in the neighborhood of 3.14

 Feb 08 05, 10:40 PM
griffinj

The molten sea Hyram made for Solomon. 1 Kings 7:23
"Well, the Bible says pi=3." Try using that on your math teacher sometime.

 Feb 09 05, 12:57 AM
Baloo55th

But what was the molten sea?

 Feb 10 05, 4:22 AM
peasypod

The place where one could go to practice self-immersion.

http://www.sourcelight.net/baptism1.htm

 Feb 10 05, 6:12 AM
Arpeggionist

The word "sea" is a mistranslation. A better word might be "basin" or "sink" or "bath" (Heb. "Kiyor"). It was made of copper and placed in the Temple/Tabernacle courtyard. Its function was to serve the priests for cleansing themselves. 10 cubits in diameter measure about 12-15 feet (3.7-5 meters) in modern day measurements.

It is unknown what the original measurements were for the basin used with the Tabernacle in the desert. The book of Exodus discusses most of the measurements for these things, along with other details, at great length, but no measurements were given in this case.

 Feb 10 05, 8:04 AM

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