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Pi equals 3.

In particular, we look at 1 Kings, 7:23.
The King James Bible presents it this way:
And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about,
and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

The term “sea” here refers to a large circular tank, but that is not the interesting part. Rather, it is the part about the tank
being ten cubits across and thirty in circumference. Every high school geometry student knows that the circumference of a
circle divided by its diameter gives you pi. In this case, we have a circumference of 30 and a diameter of 10. That implies
that pi equals three. But, actually, pi doesn't equal three.

The Mesopotamians of a much earlier era used the approximate value of 25/8 = 3.125.

Pi = 3
The next “proof” that purportedly demonstrates that the Bible is scientifically unreliable comes from the description of the
furnishings of Solomon’s Temple.

Then he made the sea of cast metal. It was round, ten cubits from brim to brim, and five cubits high, and a line of thirty
cubits measured its circumference. (1 Kings 7:23)

Aha! A circumference of thirty and a diameter of ten means pi =30/10 =3. Either Solomon’s Temple was built in Indiana or
we have a serious problem.
Or do we?

(The sea, by the way, was a humongous brass basin almost certainly used by the priests for ceremonial washings)

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However, even if we assume that the sea was a perfect circle, there is no problem.
For even if it was perfectly circular, it was not infinitely thin.

The figure on the left shows a scale drawing, assuming the precise measurements as provided.
To put things in everyday perspective, we have converted from cubits to feet using the relationship that 1 cubit is about
18 inches. The problem is that the given diameter of 10 cubits (or a radius L of 5 cubits) extends beyond a circle with
circumference 30 cubits, which has a radius of R = 4.77 cubits, by, as shown, an amount ∆.
A simple calculation shows that ∆ ≈ 4.1 inches.