thanks for this reference
''The Book of Acts was originally written in Koine Greek, defined as Alexandrian, Attic, Hellenistic or biblical Greek. “And sounded and found it twenty fathoms, and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again and found it fifteen fathoms.” (27:28) Fathom is translated from the Greek orguia. One of the definitions of orguia is outstretched arms, as is the definition of the old English derivative of fathom. A fathom is presently defined as six English feet, although a previous British Admiralty definition was 1/100 of a cable, or 1/1000 of a nautical mile, equal to 100 ancient Egyptian digits, or one orguia, or six Attic feet, or five remen, or 1/1000 of a minute of latitude.'
this really helps towards making metrology a legitimate subject in its own right.It is a great find.
If we use the findings of Berriman whose Antient Egyptian digit is 0.7291666r being (70/54 x 9/16) we can do the math
72.91666667 base unit 0.7291666r per Berriman
6.076388889 in imperial feet
36666.66667 the earth circumference represented in feet
6034.285714 36666.666r divided by 6.076388889 ( note this when divided by 960 gives 1 J(acob) of 44/7)
42240 the above multiplied by 7
5.333333333 the above divided by 7920
5.280 the above divided by 100 x 99
So this demonstrates that the Imperial system can be derived from a geodetic model using the fraction 100 / 99 the imperial being a base 99 system.
There are other ways of doing this but the end result is that the Egyptians used the Indus valley system hybridised through the Babylonian system as indicated by the Australian professors analysis of Plimpton 322.
So the evidence is derived from a Babylonian clay tablet.
It is easy to see from the above quotation where Berriman was getting his analysis from.He had open access to this kind of evidence.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 11-Jan-20 15:25 by DavidK.