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Exodus 38:25-26

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38:25 The silver of those who were numbered of the community was one hundred talents and 1,775 shekels, 1  according to the sanctuary shekel, 38:26 one beka per person, that is, a half shekel, 2  according to the sanctuary shekel, for everyone who crossed over to those numbered, from twenty years old or older, 3  603,550 in all. 4 

1 sn This would be a total of 301,775 shekels (about 140,828 oz), being a half shekel exacted per person from 605,550 male Israelites 20 years old or more (Num 1:46). The amount is estimated to be around 3.75 tons.

2 sn The weight would be about half an ounce.

3 tn Heb “upward.”

4 tn The phrase “in all” has been supplied.



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