If we perform some quick calculation, we can see that 10 home runs equates to around 220,000 cm3, and at 0.98gm/cm3, that equals approximately 1900 birds, each weighing approximately…
Number 11: Over a Billion Quail
The Israelites were moaning that they were sick of eating manna in the wilderness and that they didn’t have any meat, so the Lord responded by sending them quail, according to Numbers 11. (something that contradicts the rest of the narrative).
With a little guidance from the Bible, we can determine that 10 homes of quail, or 1,900 birds, or 580 liters, and weighing roughly 475 pounds, is an excessive amount of game to eat. You might think that the sick, injured, or elderly would be “he who gathered least” (Numbers 11:32). It is significant that this section of the story concentrates on the soldiers who are physically able, indicating that only these individuals were likely meant to be referenced.
The Numbers tale simply provides the lowest figure; it does not provide the amount for the individual who collected the most quail. Therefore, we can simply utilize the estimate of 10 home runs per soldier. How many troops are present? Each census yielded results of roughly 600,000. Yes, there are 600,000 men of working age. That is a city the size of Baltimore or Milwaukee, full of fighting-age men over 20. We’re talking about 2.4 million people, or a crowd roughly the size of Houston, Texas, marching across the Sinai desert if we believe that these males made up around 1/4 of the population.
times 600,000 men 1.14 billion birds, or 1,900 birds, each man. It’s a lot of poultry. That is definitely a pretty fowl number! What they did with these birds is further described in the Numbers narrative: “They spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp” (Numbers 11:32). An area 15 feet on a side would be covered in birds from one person. The 3,200 acres would have required these 600,000 men to cover small dead quail placed side by side. These birds could circle the globe five times if you lay them on the ground from beak to tail. And Numbers 11’s Elohist author tells the reader that they dispersed all of these birds in a single day and night!
This is a typical instance of what I refer to as “Judaic hyperbole.” Even the most tenacious family may have difficulty cleaning and preparing nearly 2,000 birds before they went bad.
- What does 1 home run cost? Ancient Hebrews measured the capacity of liquids and dry goods in homers (Hebrew: Hmr; also kor, Hebrew: KHr). 1 homer is equal to 10 baths, which used to be the same as 30 seahs, with each seah’s volume equal to six kabs and each kab’s volume equal to 24 medium-sized eggs. A homer is equivalent to 220 liters, 220dm3, or 58 gallons. The omer, a considerably smaller dry measurement unit, should not be confused with the homer. The Mishnah, Oxford University Press: Oxford 1977, Appendix II, p. 798 (ed. Herbert Danby).
The Hebrew word for “homer” (Hmrhamor, plural: Hmrm homarim; alternatively written KHrkor) is a unit of volume used in the Bible for both liquids and dry commodities. One homer is equivalent to ten baths, which was also the same as thirty seahs, with each seah having a volume of six kabs and each kab having a volume of twenty-four medium-sized eggs. 220 liters or 220 dm3 make up one homer.
According to Lawrence Boadt, the word “homer” is derived from the Hebrew word for “ass.” It is a serious ass-load.
The omer, a considerably smaller dry measurement unit, should not be confused with the homer.
The Greatest Quail Hunt Ever
The people then stood up all that day, all that night, and all the following day to gather the quails; the one who collected the fewest quails brought in 10 homers. They then scattered the quails out for themselves all over the camp. Numerology 11:32
For two full days and one night, the people murdered quails until the few that remained had 10 home runs (v. 32). According to Exodus 45:11, each homer held 10 baths, or 10 ephahs, which is equivalent to 10 times 1 bushel and 3 pints (the size of 1 ephah), or almost 10 1/2 bushels. A person would have around 105 bushels of the birds after killing 10 of these “homers.”
Is quail a healthy food?
Quail meat contains higher levels of iron and vitamin C than chicken, making it healthier to consume quail than chicken. Chicken lacks vitamin A, although quail does. More nutrients and amino acids are also provided by quail than by chicken flesh.
What is the word of God about eating quail?
The following is an excerpt from Numbers, Chapter 11, Verses 31–33 of the King James Version:
And a wind from the Lord brought quails from the sea and let them land beside the camp. They gathered the quails, and the Lord struck the people while the flesh was still between their teeth, before it was eaten.
How many pounds are in a home run?
If we do a little calculation, we can find that 10 home runs is equivalent to approximately 220,000 cm3, which, at 0.98 g/cm3, translates to approximately 1900 birds, or 475 pounds.
What constitutes a homer’s seed?
Think about having a suburban home and having a friend inquire on the size of your front yard. If you responded, “About five pounds of grass seed,” and your friend maintains a yard similar to yours, they would be reasonably certain about the size of your lawn.
A homer of barley seed should be valued at 50 shekels of silver, according to the Bible’s Leviticus XXVII, which states that land should be “evaluated according to the seed thereof.” The “homer of barley seed,” or the area that would be planted with 1 chomer of barley seed, is worth 50 silver shekels (a substantial sum of money), not the barley seed itself.
The name of the unit of capacity used for measuring seed in terms of land area is frequently the same. They were exclusively utilized for land used for growing grains; they were not applied to land used for growing vegetables or other crops, at least not that I am aware of.
Many seed measurements of land acquired geometric definitions, such as so many square meters or square yards, as farmers were acclimated to geometric land area units.
Land seed measurements are not naive. In reality, they are superior to geometric units in a number of ways:
- Farmers may easily understand them, even those who are not familiar with surveyors’ principles of land measurement.
- They automatically adapt to the terrain’s quality. A seed-based unit has a bigger area on bad land than on good land because seed is sown less thickly on poor ground than it does on fertile land. Therefore, a seed-measure of land rather than a geometrical unit like the hectare should be used to determine taxes on farmers. The same logic applies to rents, land grants, and inheritances.
How big is a home run?
The entire results of President Donald Trump’s first physical examination since taking office were made public this morning by the White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson.
Jackson’s overall assessment is favorable to Trump. The President is in “great health,” and Dr. Jackson claims that his risk of developing heart disease is low. Trump also underwent testing for Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive problems, and the findings of both exams were positive.
For those who are interested, Trump’s exact height and weight are also included in the published facts of the exam. Trump is 239 pounds and stands 75 inches tall (190.5 cm) (108 kg).
Trump’s weight has drawn some notice because, as it turns out, he weighs exactly the same, pound for pound, as Homer Simpson, another incredibly well-known American.
That’s right, it appears that Trump and Homer have more in common than just their middle initials.
The writers of The Simpsons have made a point of letting us know Homer’s weight on numerous occasions. Homer steps on his bathroom scales in the 1990 season one episode “Homer’s Night Out,” which shows his weight to be 239 pounds.
“Oh no!” As soon as Homer notices his weight, he shouts. “There are 239 pounds in it! I am an animal! Why am I destined to have a fondness for snack foods?”
In the episode “Brush with Greatness” from season two, Homer decides to lose some weight after noticing he has gained a little weight. Following a successful exercise regimen, Homer gets back onto the bathroom scales, which, curiously, seem to be a different set of scales from the ones in “Homer’s Night Out,” and they indicate that he weighs between 235 and 240 pounds.
Homer then confirms his exact weight by saying, “Marge, I’m 239 and I’m feeling fantastic.”
Then, in the episode “King-Size Homer” from season seven, Homer tries to attain to a target weight of 300 pounds in order to be considered “invalid” and be allowed to work from home. This time, the scales don’t show his weight, but we are informed that he needs to gain an additional 61 pounds to reach his goal. That further proves that he weighed 239 pounds.
You have it, then. The Simpsons writers have often attested to Homer’s weight of 239 pounds; it turns out that is exactly how much Donald Trump weighs. Why does that matter? There is literally nothing, but it’s an intriguing coincidence.
It’s not the first time the program has forecast events involving Donald Trump. A Donald Trump presidency was actually foreseen in a 2000 episode.
A homer measurement is defined.
Homer, singular homers (historical units of measure) 230 L or half a US bushel is about how much dry volume used to be measured in Hebrew. quotations V (historical units of measure) Approximately the same volume as a liquid measure is the opposite of cor.
How much manna and quail did the Israelites consume?
According to Exodus, the Israelites ate manna for 40 years starting on the fifteenth day of the second month (Iyar 15), but it stopped appearing after they arrived in a settled region and approached the Canaanite border (inhabited by the Canaanites). The “settled land” is attributed to the Priestly tradition, while “Canaan’s borders” is attributed to the Yahwist tradition. Form critics attribute this variation to the idea that each expression of the manna ceasing derives from a different lore, or to a fictitious later redaction to synchronize the account with that of the Book of Joshua, which states that the manna ceased to appear on the day after the annual Passover festival (N Literally speaking, the period from Iyar 15 to Nisan 14 is forty years less one month.
Additionally, there is debate among traditional rabbinical writers about when the manna stopped, specifically whether it continued after Moses’ death for an additional 40 days, 70 days, or 14 years. In fact, Joshua ben Levi claims that the manna stopped at the exact moment Moses passed away.
Exodus records that, despite the final cessation of the manna supply, a tiny quantity of it persisted in an omer-sized pot or jar that was preserved in front of the Testimony (perhaps next to the Ark of the Covenant); it seems that God commanded Moses to do this, who then delegated it to Aaron. The pot was kept inside the Ark, according to the Epistle to the Hebrews. The pot is said to have been made of gold according to classical rabbinical traditions; some claim it was only there for the generation after Moses, while others assert that it persisted at least until the time of Jeremiah. But according to the First Book of Kings, it was gone during Solomon’s rule in the tenth century B.C., before Jeremiah. According to form critics, the pot was present in the early sixth century B.C. because it was mentioned in the Priestly tradition.