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1 Kings 10:14

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Solomon’s Wealth

10:14 Solomon received 666 talents 1  of gold per year, 2 

1 Kings 10:28

Context
10:28 Solomon acquired his horses from Egypt 3  and from Que; the king’s traders purchased them from Que.

1 tn The Hebrew term כִּכָּר (kikkar, “circle”) refers generally to something that is round. When used of metals it can refer to a disk-shaped weight made of the metal or to a standard unit of weight, generally regarded as a talent. Since the accepted weight for a talent of metal is about 75 pounds, this would have amounted to about 50,000 pounds of gold (cf. NCV); CEV, NLT “twenty-five tons”; TEV “almost 23,000 kilogrammes.”

2 tn Heb “the weight of the gold which came to Solomon in one year was 666 talents of gold.”

3 sn From Egypt. Because Que is also mentioned, some prefer to see in vv. 28-29 a reference to Mutsur. Que and Mutsur were located in Cilicia/Cappadocia (in modern southern Turkey). See HALOT 625 s.v. מִצְרַיִם.



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