Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.
Sometimes biblical passages refer to measurements we just don’t use much, if ever, today. For example, in Genesis 6:15, the Lord instructed Noah to make the ark 300 cubits long. I don’t know about you, but I don’t ever refer to “cubits” in my normal conversations. So how long was the ark to be? The answer to the question is very easy to discover with Logos 6’s new interactive Weights and Measures Converter.
- Choose Tools | Weights and Measures Converter
- Type in the Convert box the number of units to convert followed by the name of the unit of measurement, such as 300 cubits (A)
- Select the desired item from the drop-down list (B)
- Notice that Logos displays various equivalents in words (C)
Since, however, a picture is worth 1,000 words, notice that this resource also portrays the equivalent in pictures! (D)
300 cubits is the equivalent of:
- 12 city buses
- 10 humpback whales
- 7 semitrucks
- 3 757 airliners