Old Testament and Pi

1 Kings 7:23

King James Version (KJV):

“23 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 thirty cubits did compass it round about.”

  • from one brim to the other = diameter = 10 cubits
  • a line […] compass it round about = circumference = 30 cubits
  • Pi = circumference/diameter = 30/10= 3

Close enough! (Of course, this fact is not without controversy, but still…)


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