Math in the Bath

When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

(Proverbs 8:27) KJV

Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

(2 Chronicles 4:2) KJV

Proverbs 8:27 is an example of the use of the word compass to describe a circumference. With the information in 2 Chronicles 4:2 we may derive a value for the volume of a bath, so long as we know what a cubit is.

We’ve used Proverbs 8:27 to make the case that when a metaphorical compass (drawing instrument) was set upon the face of the depth, the point of the compass was the location of a gravitational singularity, and the line drawn by the compass (a circumference) was the location of the firmament.

The molten sea was 10 cubits in diameter and 5 cubits high. This means it was hemispheric, as its radius was consistently 5 cubits. Since we have found that the portion of the vessel which held water had a diameter of 9.55 cubits, then the radius of the water in the vessel was 4.775 cubits. If we take a cubit as 0.44 meters (m) then we can calculate the volume of water it held:

Volume of a Biblical Bath

  • The volume of a sphere of radius 4.775 cubits, if a cubit is 0.44 m:
  • The radius is 4.775 x 0.44 = 2.101 m
  • The volume of a sphere of radius 2.101 m = 38.85 m³ (10,262 US gallons)
  • Half of this value (the molten sea was half of a sphere) is 38.85 / 2 = 19.42 m³
  • One bath is 19.42 m3 / 3000 = 0.0065 m³ (1.7 US gallons)

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

(1 Peter 3:15) KJV

We’re equipping you to deal with problems that arise when talking with Bible haters about serious issues. People will throw up the “incorrect,” value of Π in the Bible as a way of dismissing it, usually because you were establishing your point about something and they’re hitting the eject button. Sadly, people will dismiss the Bible, Jesus Christ, and their salvation because they want to, and any excuse will do. Including Π = 3.

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