*1 Kings 7:23 He (Solomon) made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim (diameter = 10) and five cubits high. It took a line of thirty cubits to measure around it. (circumference = 30).*
circumference = Pi * diameter

30 = Pi * 10

Pi = 3

Many have looked at this verse and concluded that since it says

Pi = 3, when clearly it does not, the

Bible cannot possibly be the

infallible word of

God.

But is this what it really says?

The word used for

circumference (line) has two letters in Hebrew, but this one was written with a third letter. Hebrew has no

digits; all

letters do double-duty as

numbers. If you then use the ratio formed by the numeric values of this odd form of line with the normal form, you get:

(5 + 6 + 100) / (6 + 100)

111 / 106

1.047169811

Multiply this by the false number given for Pi:

3 * 1.047169811 = 3.141509434

PI is approximately 3.141592654, giving us an error of .00264896181%, which is exceedingly

small, and probably more than

accurate enough for the measurement tools of that time (around 1000 BC).

* This information was gleaned and rephrased from http://www.yfiles.com/pi.html*