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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A measure used among the ancients. A cubit was originally the distance from the elbow to the extremity of the middle finger, which is the fourth part of a well-proportioned man's stature. The Hebrew cubit, according to some, is twenty-one inches; but others fix it at eighteen. The Talmudists observe that the Hebrew cubit was larger by one quarter than the Roman.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Cubit'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/c/cubit.html. 1859.