# four hundred thousand myriads - how many is this?

by The Nothing Man 8 Replies latest jw friends

• ##### The Nothing Man

Looking through Hebrew literature, the numbers four hundred thousand myriads and four thousand myriads appears. What is the exact size of a Hebrew myriad?

• ##### RisingEagle

I, much like the translators of the NWT, can't speak or write ancient Hebrew so I'm not much help to you on your question. I did think that myriad is from the Greek and meant ten thousand as in myriameter=10,000 meters. If it's the same it would be four billion. But, then, it's all Greek to me.

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• ##### Mysterious

A myriad is 10^4 or 10,000.

So four hundred thousand myriads is 400,000 x 10,000 = 4,000,000,000 (4 billion)

And four thousand myriads is 4,000 x 10,000 = 4,000,000 (4 million)

On a side note a myriad myriad is the largest number that was named in ancient greek times and that was equal to 100,000,000 or one hundred million. Hope this clears things up.

• ##### Hope4Others

May I provide you the piano to play this gopher? lol

h4o

• ##### nomoreguilt

Gopher!!! I wish to thank you for sticking that DAMN song in my head first thing in the morning. LMAO!! Ya, first thing I thought of when he said " Myriads" was that song. CULT brainwashing.

NMG

TNM,