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and approximate dates and periods

Approximate Values of Bible
Weights, Measures, and Money

Bath, about 9 gallons, unit of liquid measure
Bekah, 1/4 of an ounce
Cab, 2 quarts
Cubit, about 18 inches
Daric, gold, $5; silver, 64 cents (same as shekel)
Day's journey, about 20 miles
Denarius, 16 cents
Didrachma. 32 cents
Digit, 3/4 of an inch
Drachma, 16 cents
Ephab, about 1 bushel, unit of dry measure
Farthing, ¼ cent, or 1 cent.  Two different words for "farthing".
Fathom, 6 feet
Firkin, 9 gallons
Furlong, 1/8 of a mile
Gerah, 1/40 of an ounce
Half-shekel, 32 cents
Handbreadth, 3 inches
Hin, 6 quarts
Homer, 90 gallons liquid measure, 11 bushels dry measure
Kab, 2 quarts
Kor, 90 gallons, or 11 bushels
Lethech, about 5½ bushels
Log, 1 pint
Maneh, about 2 pounds
Mite, 1/8 of a cent
Omer, 7 pints
Pound, $16
Pound of silver, about $20, or $40. Two standards
Pound of gold, about $300, or $600. Ratio of silver to gold, 15 to 1
Reed, about 11 feet
Sabbath Day's Journey, about 1 mile
Seah, 1½ pecks
Shekel, ½ ounce, unit of weight
Shekel, 64 cents, unit of money
Span, about 9 inches
Stadium, about 1/7 mile
Talent, about $1000
Talent of silver, about 100 pounds, or 50 pounds; $1250, or $2500
Talent of gold, about 120 pounds, or 60 pounds; $20,000, or $40,000
 
 

Important Old Testament Dates

The dates are given in round numbers, and only approximate, and somewhat uncertain.  They are sufficiently accurate to show the historical sequence of events and persons.
 Adam ----------------------------------------------------------------About 4000 B.C.
 The Flood ------------------------------------------------------------About 2400 B.C.
 Abraham -------------------------------------------------------------About 2000 B.C.
 Jacob ---------------------------------------------------------------- About 1900 B.C.
 Joseph---------------------------------------------------------------  About 1800 B.C.
 Moses --------------------------------------------------------------- About 1400 B.C.
 The Exodus ---------------------------------------------------------- About 1400 B.C.
 Ruth ------------------------------------------------------------------About 1150 B.C.
 Samuel --------------------------------------------------------------- About 1100 B.C.
 Saul ------------------------------------------------------------------ About 1053 B.C.
 David -----------------------------------------------------------------About 1013 B.C.
 Solomon --------------------------------------------------------------About   973 B.C.
 Division of the Kingdom (See under I Kings 12) -----------------------About   933 B.C.
 Galilee Captivity ------------------------------------------------------ About   734 B.C.
 Captivity of Israel -----------------------------------------------------About    721 B.C.
 Judah Conquered by Babylon -----------------------------------------About    606 B.C.
 Jehoiachin's Captivity ------------------------------------------------- About   597 B.C.
 Destruction of Jerusalem ---------------------------------------------- About   586 B.C.
 Return from Captivity --------------------------------------------------About   536 B.C.
 Temple Rebuilt -------------------------------------------------------- About   520 B.C.
 Esther becomes Queen of Persia ---------------------------------------About   478 B.C.
 Ezra Goes to Jerusalem ------------------------------------------------About   457 B.C.
 Nehemiab Rebuilds the WaIl -------------------------------------------About   444 B.C.

Periods
 Ante-Diluvian World ---------------------------------About 1600 years 4000-2400 B.C.
 Between Flood and Abraham ------------------------About   400 years 2400-2000 B.C.
 Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob -------------------About    200 years 2000-1800 B.C.
 Israel's Sojourn in Egypt -----------------------------About    400 years 1800-1400 B.C.
 Period of the Judges ---------------------------------About    300 years 1400-1100 B.C.
 The Kingdom: Saul, David, Solomon -----------------About   120 years 1053 - 933  B.C.
 The Divided Kingdom -------------------------------About     200 years  933 - 721  B.C.
 The Captivity ----------------------------------------About       70 years  606 - 536  B.C.
 Period of Restoration --------------------------------About     100 years  536 - 432  B.C.

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