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Eruvin Measures

Eruvin Measures

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Talmudic Measure
Modern equivalent
Equivalent to
Also equivalent
Familiar equivalent
Thumb-breadth 2cm Cherry
Handbreadth 8cm 4 thumb-breadths Credit Card
Handspan 24cm 3 handbreadths 12 thumb-breadths 11 Piano Keys
Cubit (Large) 48cm 2 handspans 6 handbreadths Ruler, Carry-on luggage
Short Cubit 40 cm 5 handbreadths 16 inches Pizza

Talmud incidences of measure (a visual concordance)

Talmud measure
Pictorial reference
Approximate equivalent
Eruvin Daf reference
1 handbreadth Credit card 8cm/3.1” 4, 5
3 handbreadths 11 Piano Keys 24cm/9″ 4, 5, 9
4 handbreadths Face shield 32cm/12.6” 3, 4, 5, 6, 9
4 x 4 handbreadths Chess board 32 x 32cm/12.6” 9
9 handbreadths Traffic cone 72cm/28” 4
10 handbreadths Long shoehorn 80cm/31.5” 3, 4, 5, 8
Log Drinking Glass 310 millilitres/10.5 fl oz 4
1 cubit Carry-on luggage 48cm/18″ 4, 9
4 cubits Bed or Grizzly Bear 192cm/6.25’ (feet) 3, 5, 8, 9
5 cubits Patio Dining Table 240cm/7.9′ (feet) 2
10 cubits Conference Table 480cm/15.7’ (feet) 2, 5, 6, 8, 9
12 cubits Large LED-Wall Screen 576cm/19’ (feet) 3
15 cubits Shuttle Bus 720cm/23.6′ (feet) 2
20 cubits Caravan Awning 960cm/31.5’ (feet) 2, 3, 5
40 cubits Articulated Bus 1920cm/60′ (feet) 2, 3
2000 cubits
Free suspension part of Sutong Bridge
960m/0.6 mile 36
se’a Stock Pot 7.3L/1.9 gallons
40 se’as Hot water heater (tank) 288L/76 gallons 4
Kav Quart of fruit 1.2 litre/1.1 dry quart 29
Maneh Pound of Butter 500 g/1lb/500ml/2cups 29
Cor/Kor 55 gallon drum 220L/55 gal/30 se’as 36