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2 Kings 18:14

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18:14 King Hezekiah of Judah sent this message to the king of Assyria, who was at Lachish, “I have violated our treaty. 1  If you leave, I will do whatever you demand.” 2  So the king of Assyria demanded that King Hezekiah of Judah pay three hundred talents 3  of silver and thirty talents of gold.

1 tn Or “I have done wrong.”

2 tn Heb “Return from upon me; what you place upon me, I will carry.”

3 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 22,500 pounds of silver and 2,250 pounds of gold.



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