Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Exodus 38:24


All the gold that was used for the work, in all the work of the sanctuary 1  (namely, 2  the gold of the wave offering) was twenty-nine talents and 730 shekels, 3  according to the sanctuary shekel.


Ex 25:2; Ex 29:24; Ex 30:13,14,24; Ex 35:22; Le 5:15; Le 27:3,25; Nu 3:47; Nu 18:16; 1Ch 22:14-16; 1Ch 29:2-7; Hag 2:8

NET © Notes

tn These words form the casus pendens, or independent nominative absolute, followed by the apodosis beginning with the vav (ו; see U. Cassuto, Exodus, 469).

tn Heb “and it was.”

sn There were 3000 shekels in a talent, and so the total weight here in shekels would be 87,730 shekels of gold. If the sanctuary shekel was 224 grs., then this was about 40,940 oz. troy. This is estimated to be a little over a ton (cf. NCV “over 2,000 pounds”; TEV “a thousand kilogrammes”; CEV “two thousand two hundred nine pounds”; NLT “about 2,200 pounds”), although other widely diverging estimates are also given.

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