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.