GOD tells us PI= 3 !
GOD tells us PI= 3 ! ( I kings 7:23-26) http://gospelofreason.wordpress.com/2007/06/13/god-said-pi-3-stand-by-your-beliefs-dammit/ This is hilarious I have never seen it like this .Why ? Well lets see Christians make bible-cycles and drive them since wells are based on non bible science LOL. Is it even possible to make something remotely looking like a circle and having a “ pseudo Pi “ = 3 (I think its impossible )? LOL I will make a fortune on building new “ bible circles “ for Christians !
Warning I’m not a native English speaker.
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Not only does 1 Kings 7:23 seem to give a ridiculous value for pi - it is also MIS-SPELLED!! (And the Jews are so particular about their scripture that no copyist would think of changing a mis-spelling in the original, they'd just note the correction in the margin.)
The Hebrew word for circumference is 'qv', but in this verse, the scribes write it 'qvh'!! (you'd say 'qav' - but hebrew, like arabic doesn't write the vowels).
We got our number system from India and Arabia, but in earlier times, LETTERS were used to represent numbers (eg - roman numerals). Hebrew used all the letters of the alphabet to represent numbers, and when you take the ratio of the mis-spelling to the correct spelling, and multiply by the 3 that's explicit in the text, you get:
'qvh' / 'qv' * 3 = ((100 + 6 + 5) / (100 + 6)) * 3 = 333/106 = 3.141509 which is correct to 4 decimal places. Pretty good for an ancient culture that didn't have decimals.
Thanks to Chuck Missler at Khouse.org for this derivation (http://www.khouse.org/articles/1998/158/)
When you think you find an error in the Bible, look closer - it's probably pointing to something important.
Not only does 1 Kings 7:23 seem to give a ridiculous value for pi, it is also MIS-SPELLED in the original Hebrew. The Hebrew word for circumference is 'qv' (you'd say 'qav', but Hebrew, does not write vowels), but in this verse, it's written 'qvh'!!
There's something funny about Hebrew though - they use letters for numbers (sort of like the Romans used i, v, x - except Hebrew uses all the letters for numbers). So every word has a numerical value. 'qv' for instance is 100 + 6 = 106. It's mis-spelling in this case is 100+6+5=111.
A funny thing happens when you take the ratio of the 'error' to the correct word and multiply by the 3 that's explicit in the text:
111 / 106 *3 = 3.141509 which is less than 9/100000 off from the actual value. So in 4 "numerals" (counting the one for the 3) the Bible does give a pretty accurate rendering of pi.
Thanks to Chuck Missler at khouse.org for this derivation (http://www.khouse.org/articles/1998/158/)
== When you think you've found an error in the Bible, look closer - it's probably pointing to something important!! ==
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carx wrote:This is the kind of misstatement of the Bible that drives me up a wall, though you get some partial credit for at least posting a link to the Biblical text, so anyone who wants to do so can go read it for himself/herself. Where in 1 Kings 7 do you see that the molten sea was circular? Ovals are round all about, too (no sharp angles), so the molten sea was obviously an oval with a circumference 3 times the width at the narrowest point.GOD tells us PI= 3 !
BTW, God didn't write the Book of Kings.
HisWillness wrote:Hares and rabbits do chew their cud, they just excrete it before chewing. The Bible does not say that insects have only four legs. Leviticus 11:23 says Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth. Grasshoppers (including locusts) and some beetles walk on four legs and use two legs to hop (thus the "hopper" in "grasshopper" ). On the other hand, a praying mantis is an insect that walks on four feet but does not have two legs devoted to hopping, and therefore would not have been clean to eat (their prayers were obviously answered!). The ancient Israelites, for whom insects probably formed a good part of their diet, would have understood this.Has it ever been a serious argument? I thought it was a kind of teasing joke, like the four-legged insects or the rabbit chewing cud. But then, I can't imagine taking the bible literally, so seriously arguing about it is nonsensical to me.
I'm a bit surprised you didn't mention that Deuteronomy 14:19, which says that creeping flying things are not to be eaten, without exception. That usually gets athiests all riled up after they learn in Leviticus 11 that grasshoppers and some beetles are kosher.
I guess you missed that "circular in shape" part of the first sentence.
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