etzbah [Hebrew, אצבﬠ ]

An ancient Hebrew unit of length, in concept a fingerbreadth, probably about 1.9 cm, 3/4 inch. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system Also romanized as ’eṣba‘

In the Bible in English, it has been translated by “finger.”


And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.

Jeremiah 52:21 (King James version)

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