Friday, February 12, 2010

Fun With Numbers #6

Did you know that Samson's shoulders were “60 ells broad” (Sotah 10a). One ell is about equal to a cubit, so let’s see 60 times 18 inches that’s about 90 feet wide. That’s pretty fucking broad!

Did you also know that he was so strong he could “uplift two mountains and rub them together like two clods of earth” (Soṭah 9b). That’s pretty fucking strong!

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