the unit of measure known as the “

prove helpful at this time before we proceed any further. (

Frey’s

“Innumerable attempts have been made in the course of the last two centuries to determine

length or lengths of the Old Testament

recent years are as follows:

exact evaluation of the Hebrew cubit does not exist.” (

“In the Hebrews, as in every other system, measures of length are of two classes: the smaller measures

of length and the measures for land and distance. The two are connected by having one unit, the cubit.

The smaller measures of length were all originally derived from the measurements of certain parts of the

human body, in every case, however, parts of the hand and forearm, while in Roman measurements the

foot was in use. “

middle finger to the elbow

was more, at one time even about 25 inches.

There are a great variety of these standards, as might naturally be expected.” (

Dictionary

“That the cubit among the Hebrews was derived from the human body is clear from

cubit of a man.’

wrist or the end of the third finger… it appears measures of length were, for the most part, borrowed by

the Hebrews from members of the human body. Still no absolute and invariable standard presents itself.”

(

“We have no certain means of determining the length of the ordinary cubit among the Hebrews, but there

are two ways by which we may approximate its value.

which it was found was 1200 cubits long. The actual length has been found to be about 1707

feet which would give a cubit of about 17.1 inches

number, but it gives a close approximation.” (

“Weights and Measures,” Volume 5

“The length of the Siloam tunnel being (1,200 cubits) shows that in Hezekiah’s age, the Hebrew cubit

cannot have exceeded 17 inches. According to Maimonides

smaller cubit 13.3 inches

(

“It is evident that we cannot now accurately know the length of the Hebrew (i.e., the Mosaic cubit). Nor is

this really necessary, save perhaps in formulating some idea as to the size of the Tabernacle and its

furnishings as per

When the Bible speaks in measurements, such as the cubit, we must consider the measurements in the

language of the Bible and not in feet or inches regardless of any coincidences.

Concerning the Pyramid, Morton Edgar had this to say:

“

secrets of the Great Pyramid. Therefore, all measures of the Pyramid must be expressed in

Pyramid units

For a similar reason since the Architect of the Great Pyramid and the Tabernacle was one and the same

(Jehovah God), the unit to reveal spiritual truths in the Tabernacle must likewise be its unit of length (the

cubit) as given in the Scriptures themselves.

It seems to us that Bro. Russell, at the time of writing

was aware of the fact that no one living any longer knew the actual length of the ancient, sacred cubit;

and that he therefore,

Tabernacle and its furnishings

and 25 inches, and that its determination would be based upon what specifically one was measuring,

whether that be land measurement, distance, (time) or in building measurements, i.e. construction. The

Scriptures themselves mention both

as

from elbow to middle digit of the hand, and the larger cubit being referred to as “

breath