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This paper is a whimsical survey of the various explanations which might account for the biblical passage in I Kings 7:23 that describes a round object—a bronze basin called Solomon's Sea—as having diameter ten cubits and circumference thirty cubits. Can the biblical pi be any number other than 3? We offer seven different perspectives on this historical puzzle.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 January 2009

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