Span (זֶרֶת, zereth, according to the rabbins the little finger, Ex 28:16; Ex 39:9; 1Sa 17:4; Isa 40:12; Eze 43:13; elsewhere some form of טָפִח, taphach, to spread upon the hands; hence to extend a palm's breadth, Isa 48:13; or carry in the arms, La 2:20, "a span long"), a Hebrew measure of three hand breadths, or twelve finger breadths; apparently half a cubit (comp. Ex 25:10 with Josephus, Ant. 3, 6, 5). SEE METROLOGY.

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