How long is a cubit?

The cubit is often quoted as a measurement in the Old Testament. It was a 'natural' length based on the distance between the elbow and finger tip. A standardised form of this measured 17.5 inches (44.5 centimetres.


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Who wrote 'Abide With Me'?

‘Abide With Me’ was written by Henry Francis Lyte in 1847. Lyte was inspired to write this hymn as he was dying of tuberculosis. He finished it on the Sunday he gave his farewell sermon to his parish.

When was Jesus born?

The exact date of Jesus's birth is not known but according to the gospels he was born near the end of Herod the greats reign. Since he died in 4 BC Jesus was probably born shortly before, around 5 or

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