# Length Measurements from Scripture

These are length measurements as found in the bible. There are a many different values for the conversions of these measurements.

The conversion factors for these Scripture length measurements are based on cubit to inch conversions in older publications .

```one cubit = 21.888 inches
and the second one:
one cubit = 18 inches```

They do agree on the conversion values of fathoms, cubits, spans, palms, and digits.

Both tables include conversions to present day foot, inch, metre, and millimetres values

Conversion table based on one cubit equaling 18 inches
FromConversion FactorResultFromConversion FactorResult
one inch =1.33333333333333digitsone digit =0.75inches
one inch =0.33333333333333palmsone pal = 3inches
one inch =0.11111111111111spansone span =9inches
one inch =0.05555555555556cubitsone cubit =18inches
one inch =0.01142178362573fathomsone fathom =87.552inches
one inch =1inchesone inch =1inches
one inch =0.08333333333333feetone foot =12inches
one inch =25.4millimetresone millimetre =0.0393700787401575inches
one inch =0.0254metresone metre =39.3700787401575inches
one digit =1digitsone digit =1digits
one digit =0.249999999999998palmsone pal = 4.00000000000003digits
one digit =0.083333333333333spansone span =12.0000000000001digits
one digit =0.04166666666667cubitsone cubit =23.999999999998digits
one digit =0.008566337719298fathomsone fathom =116.73600000001digits
one digit =0.750000000000002inchesone inch =1.33333333333333digits
one digit =0.062499999999998feetone foot =16.0000000000006digits
one digit =19.05millimetresone millimetre =0.05249343832021digits
one digit =0.01905metresone metre =52.4934383202098digits
one palm =4.00000000000003digitsone digit =0.249999999999998palms
one palm =1palmsone pal = 1palms
one palm =0.333333333333333spansone span =3palms
one palm =0.166666666666682cubitsone cubit =5.99999999999946palms
one palm =0.03426535087719fathomsone fathom =29.1840000000022palms
one palm =3.00000000000003inchesone inch =0.33333333333333palms
one palm =0.249999999999992feetone foot =4.00000000000012palms
one palm =76.2000000000008millimetresone millimetre =0.013123359580052palms
one palm =0.076200000000001metresone metre =13.1233595800524palms
one span =12.0000000000001digitsone digit =0.083333333333333spans
one span =3palmsone pal = 0.333333333333333spans
one span =1spansone span =1spans
one span =0.500000000000045cubitsone cubit =1.99999999999982spans
one span =0.102796052631571fathomsone fathom =9.72800000000075spans
one span =9.00000000000009inchesone inch =0.11111111111111spans
one span =0.749999999999977feetone foot =1.33333333333337spans
one span =228.600000000002millimetresone millimetre =0.004374453193351spans
one span =0.228600000000002metresone metre =4.37445319335079spans
one cubit =23.999999999998digitsone digit =0.04166666666667cubits
one cubit =5.99999999999946palmsone pal = 0.166666666666682cubits
one cubit =1.99999999999982spansone span =0.500000000000045cubits
one cubit =1cubitsone cubit =1cubits
one cubit =0.205592105263124fathomsone fathom =4.86400000000081cubits
one cubit =17.9999999999986inchesone inch =0.05555555555556cubits
one cubit =1.49999999999982feetone foot =0.666666666666747cubits
one cubit =457.199999999963millimetresone millimetre =0.002187226596676cubits
one cubit =0.457199999999963metresone metre =2.18722659667559cubits
one fathom =116.736digitsone digit =0.008566337719298fathoms
one fathom =29.1839999999997palmsone pal = 0.034265350877193fathoms
one fathom =9.7279999999999spansone span =0.10279605263158fathoms
one fathom =4.86400000000039cubitsone cubit =0.205592105263142fathoms
one fathom =0.999999999999912fathomsone fathom =1.00000000000009fathoms
one fathom =87.552inchesone inch =0.011421783625731fathoms
one fathom =7.2959999999997feetone foot =0.137061403508778fathoms
one fathom =2223.8208millimetresone millimetre =0.000449676520698fathoms
one fathom =2.2238208metresone metre =0.449676520698071fathoms
one foot =16digitsone digit =0.0625feet
one foot =3.99999999999996palmsone pal = 0.250000000000002feet
one foot =1.33333333333332spansone span =0.750000000000007feet
one foot =0.66666666666672cubitsone cubit =1.49999999999988feet
one foot =0.13706140350876fathomsone fathom =7.29600000000063feet
one foot =12inchesone inch =0.083333333333333feet
one foot =0.99999999999996feetone foot =1.00000000000004feet
one foot =304.8millimetresone millimetre =0.003280839895013feet
one foot =0.3048metresone metre =3.28083989501312feet
one millimetre =0.05249343832021digitsone digit =19.05millimetres
one millimetre =0.013123359580052palmsone pal = 76.2000000000008millimetres
one millimetre =0.004374453193351spansone span =228.600000000002millimetres
one millimetre =0.002187226596676cubitsone cubit =457.199999999963millimetres
one millimetre =0.000449676520698fathomsone fathom =2223.82080000019millimetres
one millimetre =0.039370078740158inchesone inch =25.4millimetres
one millimetre =0.003280839895013feetone foot =304.800000000012millimetres
one millimetre =1millimetresone millimetre =1millimetres
one millimetre =0.001metresone metre =1000millimetres
one metre =52.4934383202098digitsone digit =0.0190500metres
one metre =13.1233595800524palmsone pal = 0.076200000000001metres
one metre =4.37445319335079spansone span =0.228600000000002metres
one metre =2.18722659667559cubitsone cubit =0.457199999999964metres
one metre =0.449676520698031fathomsone fathom =2.22382080000019metres
one metre =39.3700787401575inchesone inch =0.0254metres
one metre =3.28083989501299feetone foot =0.304800000000012metres
one metre =1000millimetresone millimetre =0.001metres
one metre =1metresone metre =1metres

Conversion table based on one cubit equaling 21.888 inches
FromConversion FactorResultFromConversion FactorResult
one inch =1.09649122807018digitsone digit =0.911999999999996inches
one inch =0.274122807017544palmsone pal = 3.648inches
one inch =0.0913742690058479spansone span =10.944inches
one inch =0.0456871345029240cubitsone cubit =21.888inches
one inch =0.011421783625731fathomsone fathom =87.552inches
one inch =1inchesone inch =1inches
one inch =0.0833333333333333feetone foot =12inches
one inch =25.4millimetresone millimetre =0.0393700787401575inches
one inch =0.0254metresone metre =39.3700787401575inches
one digit =1.00000000000016digitsone digit =0.999999999999836digits
one digit =0.25000000000004palmsone pal = 3.99999999999936digits
one digit =0.083333333333347spansone span =11.9999999999981digits
one digit =0.041666666666673cubitsone cubit =23.9999999999961digits
one digit =0.010416666666668fathomsone fathom =95.9999999999846digits
one digit =0.912000000000146inchesone inch =1.09649122807digits
one digit =0.076000000000012feetone foot =13.15789473684digits
one digit =23.1648000000037millimetresone millimetre =0.043168945987008digits
one digit =0.023164800000004metresone metre =43.1689459870079digits
one palm =4.00000000000001digitsone digit =0.249999999999999palms
one palm =1palmsone pal = 1palms
one palm =0.333333333333333spansone span =3palms
one palm =0.166666666666667cubitsone cubit =6palms
one palm =0.041666666666667fathomsone fathom =24palms
one palm =3.648inchesone inch =0.274122807017544palms
one palm =0.304feetone foot =3.28947368421053palms
one palm =92.6591999999999millimetresone millimetre =0.010792236496754palms
one palm =0.0926592metresone metre =10.7922364967537palms
one span =12.0000000000001digitsone digit =0.083333333333333spans
one span =3palmsone pal = 0.333333333333333spans
one span =1spansone span =1spans
one span =0.500000000000001cubitsone cubit =2spans
one span =0.125fathomsone fathom =7.99999999999999spans
one span =10.944inchesone inch =0.091374269005848spans
one span =0.912feetone foot =1.09649122807018spans
one span =277.9776millimetresone millimetre =0.003597412165585spans
one span =0.2779776metresone metre =3.59741216558456spans
one cubit =24.0000000000001digitsone digit =0.041666666666667cubits
one cubit =6palmsone pal = 0.166666666666667cubits
one cubit =2spansone span =0.500000000000001cubits
one cubit =1cubitsone cubit =1cubits
one cubit =0.25fathomsone fathom =4cubits
one cubit =21.888inchesone inch =0.045687134502924cubits
one cubit =1.824feetone foot =0.548245614035088cubits
one cubit =555.9552millimetresone millimetre =0.001798706082792cubits
one cubit =0.5559552metresone metre =1.79870608279228cubits
one fathom =96.0000000000003digitsone digit =0.010416666666667fathoms
one fathom =24palmsone pal = 0.041666666666667fathoms
one fathom =7.99999999999999spansone span =0.125fathoms
one fathom =4cubitsone cubit =0.25fathoms
one fathom =1fathomsone fathom =1fathoms
one fathom =87.552inchesone inch =0.011421783625731fathoms
one fathom =7.29599999999999feetone foot =0.137061403508772fathoms
one fathom =2223.8208millimetresone millimetre =0.000449676520698fathoms
one fathom =2.2238208metresone metre =0.449676520698071fathoms
one foot =13.1578947368422digitsone digit =0.076feet
one foot =3.28947368421053palmsone pal = 0.304feet
one foot =1.09649122807018spansone span =0.912feet
one foot =0.548245614035088cubitsone cubit =1.824feet
one foot =0.137061403508772fathomsone fathom =7.29599999999999feet
one foot =12inchesone inch =0.083333333333333feet
one foot =1feetone foot =1feet
one foot =304.8millimetresone millimetre =0.003280839895013feet
one foot =0.3048metresone metre =3.28083989501312feet
one millimetre =0.043168945987015digitsone digit =23.1647999999999millimetres
one millimetre =0.010792236496754palmsone pal = 92.6591999999999millimetres
one millimetre =0.003597412165585spansone span =277.9776millimetres
one millimetre =0.001798706082792cubitsone cubit =555.9552millimetres
one millimetre =0.000449676520698fathomsone fathom =2223.8208millimetres
one millimetre =0.039370078740158inchesone inch =25.4millimetres
one millimetre =0.003280839895013feetone foot =304.8millimetres
one millimetre =1millimetresone millimetre =1millimetres
one millimetre =0.001metresone metre =1000millimetres
one metre =43.168945987015digitsone digit =0.0231648metres
one metre =10.7922364967537palmsone pal = 0.0926592metres
one metre =3.59741216558456spansone span =0.2779776metres
one metre =1.79870608279228cubitsone cubit =0.5559552metres
one metre =0.449676520698071fathomsone fathom =2.2238208metres
one metre =39.3700787401575inchesone inch =0.0254metres
one metre =3.28083989501312feetone foot =0.3048metres
one metre =1000millimetresone millimetre =0.001metres
one metre =1metresone metre =1metres

Sources:
MENSURATION and PRACTICAL GEOMETRY by CHAS. H. HASWELL - 1866
THE JOURNAL ALMANAC and POLITICAL HANDBOOK for ...by JOURNAL PRINTING COMPANY (Mineapolis, Minn) - 1879

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