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Bible Quiz 20150824
Topic: Cubits

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Cubit, from the Latin word cubitus, meaning the lower arm, is used to translate the Biblical Hebrew word pronounced am-mah, which meant the forearm. Based on the length of a man's arm from elbow to finger tips, the cubit is a primary unit of Biblical length. Although the precise length of the Biblical cubit is unknown today, it is estimated to have been approximately 45 to 60 centimeters / 18 to 24 inches, with Scriptural references to both a "common" cubit and a "long" cubit.

Meter, Yard, Cubit, Foot

What's the missing number? (Hint for the hints: an 18 inch / 1.5 foot cubit is the basis of the approximation in feet)

1. "And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be _______ cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits." (Hint: 450 feet)

(a) three hundred

(b) one thousand

(c) five thousand

(d) fifty

2. "And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. _______ cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered." (Hint: 22.5 feet)

(a) Fifteen

(b) One

(c) One hundred

(d) One thousand

3. "And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: _________________ shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about." (Hint: 3.75 feet)

(a) two cubits and a half

(b) nine cubits

(c) twenty cubits

(d) forty cubits

4. "Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and ye shall give also unto the Levites suburbs for the cities round about them. And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and the suburbs of them shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their beasts. And the suburbs of the cities, which ye shall give unto the Levites, shall reach from the wall of the city and outward __ _______ ________ round about." (Hint: 1,500 feet)

(a) a thousand cubits

(b) two thousand cubits

(c) nine thousands cubits

(d) twenty thousand cubits

5. "And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was _______ cubits and a span. And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass. And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders." (Hint: 9 feet)

(a) two

(b) six

(c) twelve

(d) twenty

6. "In the first year of Cyrus the king the same Cyrus the king made a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, Let the house be builded, the place where they offered sacrifices, and let the foundations thereof be strongly laid; the height thereof _______ cubits, and the breadth thereof _______ cubits; With three rows of great stones, and a row of new timber: and let the expenses be given out of the king's house" (Hint: 90 feet)

(a) threescore (i.e. 60)

(b) fifteen

(c) forty

(d) one hundred

7. "Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was _______ cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon." (Hint: 90 feet)

(a) threescore (i.e. 60)

(b) twelve

(c) nine hundred

(d) two

8. "And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured ___ ________ cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins. Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over. And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river. Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed." (Hint: 1,500 feet)

(a) a thousand

(b) five thousand

(c) ten thousand

(d) two hundred

9. "And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were _____ _______ cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread." (Hint: 300 feet)

(a) two hundred

(b) nine hundred

(c) one thousand

(d) four thousand

10. "On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. And he measured the wall thereof, ___ _______ ___ ______ ____ ________ cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass." (Hint: 216 feet)

(a) an hundred and forty and four

(b) fifty five

(c) sixty two

(d) nine hundred and forty five

Answers to this Bible Quiz

1. (a) three hundred
"6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. 6:15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits." (Genesis 6:3-15 KJV)

Related Bible Study: Why Did The Flood Happen? and What Would Noah Say About The World Today?

Boeing 747 Inside Noah's Ark

2. (a) Fifteen
"7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. 7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered." (Genesis 7:19-20 KJV)

Related Bible Study: The Flood and How Did The Flood Happen?

3. (a) two cubits and a half
"25:10 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 25:11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about." (Exodus 25:10-11 KJV)

Related Bible Study: The Ark, The Table and The Lampstand and Turning The Tables; also When Did The Ten Commandments Begin?

4. (a) a thousand cubits
"35:2 Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and ye shall give also unto the Levites suburbs for the cities round about them. 35:3 And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and the suburbs of them shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their beasts. 35:4 And the suburbs of the cities, which ye shall give unto the Levites, shall reach from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about." (Number 35:2-4 KJV)

Related Bible Study: The Inheritance Of The Levites and Cities and Suburbs Of The Levite Clans

David and Goliath 5. (b) six
"17:4 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. 17:5 And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass. 17:6 And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders." (1 Samuel 17:4-6 KJV)

Related Bible Study: The Battle Of David And Goliath and How Does The Armour Of God Protect You?

6. (a) threescore (i.e. 60)
"6:3 In the first year of Cyrus the king the same Cyrus the king made a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, Let the house be builded, the place where they offered sacrifices, and let the foundations thereof be strongly laid; the height thereof threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof threescore cubits; 6:4 With three rows of great stones, and a row of new timber: and let the expenses be given out of the king's house" (Ezra 6:3-4 KJV)

Related Bible Study: The Prophecies Of Cyrus of Persia and The Decree Of Darius

7. (a) threescore (i.e. 60)
"3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon." (Daniel 3:1 KJV)

Related Bible Study: The Prophet Daniel: The Fiery Furnace and The History Of Idolatry

8. (a) a thousand
"47:3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles. 47:4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins. 47:5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over. 47:6 And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river. 47:7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. 47:8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed." (Ezekiel 47:3-8 KJV)

Related Bible Study: The Temple Waters and The Salt Sea In History And Prophecy

9. (a) two hundred
"21:8 And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. 21:9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread." (John 21:8-9 KJV)

Related Bible Study: Fishers Of Men and The Passover To Pentecost Connection

10. (a) an hundred and forty and four
"21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. 21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; 21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass." (Revelation 21:13-21 KJV)

Related Bible Study: The City Of Pure Gold and The Colors Of Beryl


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