What is a…
log in the Bible

A “log” is the smallest measure for liquids used by the Hebrews (Lev. 14:10; 14:12; 14:15; 14:21; 14:24). A log is the Hebrew unit of measure of capacity, and is equal to the contents of six ordinary hen’s eggs = the twelfth part of a him, or nearly a pint.

In the Vulgate it is called a sextarius which is thought to be about 546 ml or about 1 pint.

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Article Version: July 29, 2021