How to Easily Convert Measurements in a Passage

Beginning in Genesis 6:14, God tells Noah to build a boat according to exact specifications: 300 cubits X 50 cubits X 30 cubits. I’m not sure about you, but I don’t normally speak in terms of cubits today. I understand feet and yards, but cubits are another story.

This isn’t an isolated occurrence because unfamiliar measurements appear throughout the Bible. Fortunately for us, as we study passages with Logos 8, we can easily convert measurements in the text.

Give this a look see:

  • Choose the Guides menu (A)
  • Type concord in the Search box (B)
  • Notice Concordance appears in the results area (C)

  • Click Concordance to open this individual Guide section
  • Type Genesis 6 in the Reference box (D)
  • Press the Enter key
  • Rest the cursor on the Concordance section bar (E)
  • Click Settings (F)
  • Select Measure (G)

  • Notice all of the measurements found in Genesis 6 (H) are converted into more understandable units (I)

Please note, the Concordance section can be added to the Passage Guide so that it will always be present as a handy converter!

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Morris Proctor
is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.


  1. Morris

    When you post about a Logos feature, please indicate which packages the feature is included in.

    This is the second time recently that I have opened up Logos to see how a feature you have described works only to find I don’t have the feature.

    So an “Applies to: …” note as part of each post would be very helpful.



    • Karen Engle says

      Hi Ken,
      Thanks for taking the time to comment! We value your feedback, and I’ll make sure to pass this along to Morris. Thanks!