long-distance walking

How far in one day?

It is tough to keep gravel on an 18% grade. Its tough to keep people on it too.

It is tough to keep gravel on an 18% grade. Its tough to keep people on it too.

Distance traveled per day for long-distance walkers in bible lands hinges on many things. Weather, slope, surface, health, and pack weight make a difference.

Consider these estimates offered by experienced biblical scholars.

Beitzel: 17-23 miles.

Ramsay: 16-20 miles.

Casson: 15-20 miles.

Charlesworth: 16-20 miles.

Bob and Mark on their excellent adventure: Yup.

We sweat a lot, don't have much hair, have large butts, short toes, springy ligaments, a windlass mechanism, upright balance, a brain that coordinates it all,  . . . why, tramps like us were made for distance! Twenty miles is just getting started. Curious? Check this out here and here.

Buen caminó!


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