Measurement Definition

 

Extracts and comments from Revelation Chp. 14:20(d) 

 

14:20

(b)And the winepress was trodden without the city, and the (c)blood came out of the winepress, even unto the (d)horses bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. 

(d)   This English translation “furlong” is in the Greek, “STADIA”,  from stadium or race course (Str. 4712) equals approx. 202 English yards.  Therefore; = approx. 183 English miles. Charles Welch makes the interesting point that from the north to the south of Ancient Israel,  that is from Mount Hermon to Kadesh-Barea is approx. 180 miles. 

The horses bridle is 4½- 5½ feet high.  So with an average of 5 feet; multiplied by 183 miles, there is much loss of life, as is to be expected by the descriptions given!

 

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