Is the Bible in Error on Pi?
Are critics right when they say that the Bible is wrong about the numerical value of Pi? Find out on today’s Creation Moments Minute.
When you divide the circumference of a circle by its diameter, you get three and one-seventh, the value of Pi. But 1 Kings 7:23 tells us that the bronze sea which Hiram made for King Solomon was 30 cubits in circumference and 10 cubits in diameter, giving a value of three, not Pi. Is this a mistake in the Bible?
The solution to the problem is that the circumference of the vessel is measured from the inside walls of the vessel, while the diameter is measured from the outside walls. The wall thickness of the vessel makes up the missing “one-seventh.”
God has given us His Word without error because He knew that the last thing mankind needed was another book with human error in it!
For Creation Moments Minute, I’m Darren Marlar.
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Ref: Dr. Crypton. “Circular Reasoning.” Science Digest, May 1985, p. 91.