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Genesis 24:22

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24:22 After the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka 1  and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels 2  and gave them to her. 3 

Genesis 24:53

Context
24:53 Then he 4  brought out gold, silver jewelry, and clothing and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave valuable gifts to her brother and to her mother.

1 sn A beka weighed about 5-6 grams (0.2 ounce).

2 sn A shekel weighed about 11.5 grams (0.4 ounce) although weights varied locally, so these bracelets weighed about 4 ounces (115 grams).

3 tn The words “and gave them to her” are not in the Hebrew text, but are implied.

4 tn Heb “the servant”; the noun has been replaced by the pronoun (“he”) in the translation for stylistic reasons.



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