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2 Chronicles 9:10

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9:10 (Huram’s 1  servants, aided by Solomon’s servants, brought gold from Ophir, as well as 2  fine 3  timber and precious gems.

2 Chronicles 9:13

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Solomon’s Wealth

9:13 Solomon received 666 talents 4  of gold per year, 5 

1 tn Heb “Huram’s” (also in v. 21). Some medieval Hebrew mss, along with the LXX, Syriac, and Vulgate spell the name “Hiram,” agreeing with 1 Chr 14:1. “Huram” is a variant spelling referring to the same individual.

2 tn Heb “who brought gold from Ophir, brought.”

3 tn Heb “algum.”

4 tn The Hebrew word כִּכַּר (kikar, “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, by extension, to a standard unit of weight. According to the older (Babylonian) standard the “talent” weighed 130 lbs. (58.9 kg), but later this was lowered to 108.3 lbs. (49.1 kg). More recent research suggests the “light” standard talent was 67.3 lbs. (30.6 kg). Using this as the standard for calculation, the weight of the gold Solomon received annually was 44,822 lbs. (20,380 kg).

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



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