1kings 7:23

In the book

anonymous statement:What is pi?

relationship between the

circumference of a circle and its diameter.

0.000000005.

Point well taken. 1 Kings 7:23 says nothing about

the theoretical value of pi. It just states that a line of thirty cubits

went around a ten cubit vessel.The circumference of the vessel described in 1 Kings 7:23 was precisely

30 cubits, which comes down to about thirty arm-lengths of a medium

seized gentleman. The diameter of the vessel was precisely 10 cubits,

which comes down to ten arm-lengths of the same or some other gentleman.

The ratio between the two was exactly 3. From an engineering point of view, this simply means that with great flexibility, the two men might have been able to shake hands.

*The Joy Of Pi*,*by David Blatner*, he inserts ananonymous statement:What is pi?

**Mathematician**: Pi is the number expressing therelationship between the

circumference of a circle and its diameter.

**Physicist**: Pi is 3.1415927 plus or minus0.000000005.

**Engineer**: Pi is about 3.Point well taken. 1 Kings 7:23 says nothing about

the theoretical value of pi. It just states that a line of thirty cubits

went around a ten cubit vessel.The circumference of the vessel described in 1 Kings 7:23 was precisely

30 cubits, which comes down to about thirty arm-lengths of a medium

seized gentleman. The diameter of the vessel was precisely 10 cubits,

which comes down to ten arm-lengths of the same or some other gentleman.

The ratio between the two was exactly 3. From an engineering point of view, this simply means that with great flexibility, the two men might have been able to shake hands.