The skin of a mature goat holds 30 to 40 liters.

A liter of wine weighs 1 kilogram, about 2.2 lbs.12.2046226218488  lbs.

So Elijah and Nathan lifted wineskins which weighed 30-40 kilos, or 66-88 lbs.

The normal donkey load of two full goatskins weighed 60-80 kilos, or 132-198 lb.

This modern rack and modern wineskin both look much smoother than those I imagine Elijah and Nathan saw.

by Dave Parks
PS – The best book about wineskins and your local church is The Problem of Wineskins, by Howard Snyder.
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