Abstract / Synopsis
There are numerous attempts at a solution to the puzzle as to why the Biblical value of pi, as demonstrated by the measurements of King Solomon's pool, is exactly 3 and not a better approximation. This article shows that virtually all such published solutions are deficient because volume-based factors are ignored. Issues respecting the volume of this pool are explained, and some possible solutions of the puzzle are presented.
Engelson, M. "The Biblical Value of Pi in Light of Traditional Judaism," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 7 Issue 2 (July 2017), pages 37-71. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201702.04 . Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol7/iss2/4