setting up a system for translating between fathom, stade, parasang
They knew that Abraham and his people were in the village of Jirun(101) and between him and them there was only [a distance] of one parasang
, that the calamity did not befall them, and that the entire world, except the people of Lot, were safe from it.
813-833) astronomers to be twenty-two parasangs
and two-ninths of a parasang
(or "they found it to be 22 2/9 parasangs
" in Ragep's translation, p.
(178) A Syriac passage written by Ishoyahb III (647 or 650-657/8) describes the sphere of influence of the church as extending from the "marit[i]me borders of the Persian kingdom to the country called QLH, which is the distance of one thousand and two hundred parasangs
." (179) This source dates from a time when the Islamic conquest of the Near East was still ongoing and certainly reflects the Sasanian-period expansion of the Christians.
His femur is reported as being over three parasangs
long (TB Niddah 24b).
Extinct 1930 Xenophon, 401 BC Anabasis--The March of Cyrus Nineveh, Mesopotamia Cyrus now advanced through Arabia, Having the Euphrates on the right, Five days' march through the desert, A distance of thirty-five parasangs
. In this region the ground Was entirely a plain, level as the sea.