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Ezra 2:69

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As they were able, 1  they gave to the treasury for this work 61,000 drachmas 2  of gold, 5,000 minas 3  of silver, and 100 priestly robes. 4 

XREF

1Ki 7:51; 1Ch 22:14; 1Ch 26:20-28; Ezr 8:25-34; Ne 7:71,72

NET © Notes

tn Heb “according to their strength.”

tn The meaning of the Hebrew word דַּרְכְּמוֹנִים (darkÿmonim, cf. Neh 7:69, 70, 71) is uncertain. It may be a Greek loanword meaning “drachmas” (the view adopted here and followed also by NAB, NASB, NIV) or a Persian loanword “daric,” referring to a Persian gold coin (BDB 204 s.v. דַּרְכְּמוֹן; HALOT 232 s.v. נִים(וֹ)דַּרְכְּמֹ; cf. ASV, NRSV). For further study, see R. de Vaux, Ancient Israel, 206-9.

sn The מָנִים (manim, cf. Neh 7:71, 72) is a measuring weight for valuable metals, equal to 1/60 of a talent or 60 shekels (BDB 584 s.v. מָנֶה; HALOT 599 s.v. מָנֶה). For further study, see R. de Vaux, Ancient Israel, 203-6.

tn Or “garments.”



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