7:21 I saw among the goods we seized a nice robe from Babylon, 1 two hundred silver pieces, 2 and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels. I wanted them, so I took them. They are hidden in the ground right in the middle of my tent with the silver underneath.”
7:22 Joshua sent messengers who ran to the tent. The things were hidden right in his tent, with the silver underneath. 3 7:23 They took it all from the middle of the tent, brought it to Joshua and all the Israelites, and placed 4 it before the Lord. 7:24 Then Joshua and all Israel took Achan, son of Zerah, along with the silver, the robe, the bar of gold, his sons, daughters, ox, donkey, sheep, tent, and all that belonged to him and brought them up to the Valley of Disaster. 5
1 tn Heb “Shinar,” a reference to Babylon (cf. Gen 10:10; 11:2; 14:1). Many modern translations retain the Hebrew name “Shinar” (cf. NEB, NRSV) but some use the more familiar “Babylon” (cf. NIV, NLT).
2 tn Heb “shekels.”
3 tn Heb “Look, [it was] hidden in his tent, and the silver was beneath it.”
4 tn Heb “poured out,” probably referring to the way the silver pieces poured out of their container.