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Final Jeopardy Revisited

It is Final Jeopardy...and you are to make your wager. The category is Ancient Weights and Measures. What is your wager?

And the revealed clue: The Hebrew word for this Biblical unit of measurement is ammah, aptly meaning "elbow" or "forearm."

What is your answer...remember, it must be in the form of a question?

Before revealing the correct response, I will note that your two other contestants got it correct. The pressure is on...

And the answer: What is a dvcju? Note: you will have to do a Caesar cipher shift, which means shift each letter back one letter (i.e. d to c, etc.).

Source: Jeopardy (1/6/2012)