It may help the reader to some idea of the strength of Moses if
we work out arithmetically the size and probable weight of these
stone slabs according to the Talmud. Taking the cubit or ell at
its lowest estimate, that is eighteen inches, each slab, being
nine feet long, nine feet wide, and four and a half feet thick,
would weigh upward of twenty-eight tons, reckoning thirteen
cubic feet to the ton,--the right estimate for such stone as is
quarried from the Sinaitic cliff. The figures are 9 X 9 X 9/2 =
729/2 = 364.5 X 173.5 = 63240.75 = 28 tons, 4 cwt., 2 qrs., 16
The Rabbis have taught that these six things possess medicinal
virtue:--Cabbage, lungwort, beetroot, water, and certain parts of the
offal of animals, and some also say little fishes.
THE TALMUD, _Avodah Zarah_, fol. 29, col. 1.