Single Idea 17914

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 3. Nature of Numbers / n. Pi]

Full Idea

And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other; it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of cubits did compass it round about.

Gist of Idea

He made a molten sea, which was ten cubits across, and thirty cubits round the edge


Anon (Kings) (11: Book of Kings 1 [c.550 BCE], 7:23)

Book Reference

'The Bible', ed/tr. the Church [Collins 1950], p.179

A Reaction

In the sixth century BCE, this appears to give 3 as the value of Pi, though perhaps it shouldn't be taken too literally!