The Bible Calculator contains equations for converting measurements in units from the Bible (e.g. cubits and ephahs) to modern units (e.g. meters and liters).
The Bible was written between 3,500 and 2,000 years ago and by authors in different civilizations ranging from ancient Babylon and Egypt to the Greco-Roman era. The Bible often refers to amounts and distances in the units of those civilizations. This calculator provides the means to convert amounts in those ancient units to a wide variety of modern choices.
There are three main groups of Biblical units:
Jesus told a parable of three servants that were given talents, presumably of gold. The weight of a talent is approximately 34 kg. Using the current spot price of gold, which is $1854.11, you can see the value of talents today. The prices are updated every two minutes and given in U.S. dollars.
Talents of Gold in the Old Testament
Click on the button for the category above (e.g. Bible Length), select the ancient unit (e.g. cubits) from the pull down menu and enter the value of the amount (e.g. 100 cubit). vCalc will return the amount in a modern unit such as meters or feet, and provide a pull-down menu to automatically convert it to other units in the category (e.g. feet, inches, centimeter, miles, kilometers).
In Genesis chapter 6, the Bible provides the account of Noah's Ark. The dimensions of the ark are given as follows:
Use this calculator to see how big Noah's ark really was.