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Mile

Mile [N] [S]

(from Lat. mille, "a thousand;" Matthew 5:41 ), a Roman measure of 1,000 paces of 5 feet each. Thus the Roman mile has 1618 yards, being 142 yards shorter than the English mile.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Mile". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Mile, [N] [E]

a Roman measure of length, equal to 1618 English yards --4854 feet, or about nine-tenths of an English mile. It is only once noticed in the Bible, ( Matthew 5:41 ) the usual method of reckoning both in the New Testament and in Josephus being by the stadium. The mile of the Jews is said to have been of two kinds, long or short, dependent on the length of the pace, which varied in different parts, the long pace being double the length of the short one.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Mile,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

MILE

mil (milion, Latin mille passus, milia passuum):

A thousand paces, equal to 1,618 English yards. (Matthew 5:41).

See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MILE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.