A hin is a Biblical unit of measurement that is approximately equal to 1 gallon or 3.8 liters.
A hin is equal to a person’s minimum daily requirement of water.
The hin is used to measure water, oil, and wine but never in quantities over a hin. Instead fractions of a hin are recorded.
The hin is mentioned only in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Ezekiel and thus are used most often in reference to drink offerings at the temple.
A handbreadth is a Biblical unit of measure equal to 3 inches or 7.6 centimeters.
A handbreadth is determined by measuring the width of the base of the hand.
The handbreadth is defined as one sixth of a cubit or one third of a span.
The word handbreadth does not appear often in the Old Testament, only being used five times.
Related Definition: Cubit, Span
A gerah is a biblical weight measurement equal to .02 ounces or .6 grams.
The gerah is 1/20 of a shekel. Every time it is found in the Bible, it is used in reference to the shekel. It always says that a shekel consists of 20 gerahs.
Related Definition: shekel
A furlong is a Biblical unit of measurement found in the New Testament. It is approximately 200 yards or 182.9 meters.
A furlong is the length of an ancient Greek racetrack, which is 1/8 of a Roman mile.
The furlong is usually an approximate distance but the dimensions of the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21:16 are recorded to be measured 12,000 stadia (furlong) long and wide.
Related Definition: Roman mile
A fathom is a Biblical unit of measure found only once in the New Testament. It is approximately 6 feet or 1.8 meters.
A fathom is defined as the length between then fingertips on the right and left hands when both arms are stretched out to the sides.