1 sn A creditor was a moneylender, whose business was to lend money to others at a fixed rate of interest.
2 tn The word “him” is not in the Greek text, but is implied.
3 tn Grk “five hundred denarii.”
sn The silver coins were denarii. The denarius was worth about a day’s wage for a laborer; this would be an amount worth not quite two years’ pay. The debts were significant: They represented two months’ pay and one and three quarter years’ pay (20 months) based on a six day work week.