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2 Chronicles 36:3

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The king of Egypt prevented him from ruling in Jerusalem and imposed on the land a special tax 1  of one hundred talents 2  of silver and a talent of gold.

XREF

2Ki 23:33

NET © Notes

tn Or “a fine.”

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 silver was 6,730 lbs. (3,060 kg).



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