2 Kings 23:33Context
Pharaoh Necho imprisoned him in Riblah in the land of Hamath and prevented him from ruling in Jerusalem. 1 He imposed on the land a special tax 2 of one hundred talents 3 of silver and a talent of gold.
Ex 21:22; Nu 13:21; Nu 34:11; 1Ki 8:65; 2Ki 18:14; 2Ki 25:6; 2Ch 36:3,4; 2Ch 36:3; Pr 19:19; Jer 39:5,6; Jer 52:9,10,26,27; Eze 19:3,4
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1 tc The consonantal text (Kethib) has “when [he was] ruling in Jerusalem,” but the marginal reading (Qere), which has support from Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, and Latin witnesses, has “[preventing him] from ruling in Jerusalem.”
2 tn Or “fine.”
3 tn The Hebrew term כִּכָּר (kikkar, “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 to a standard unit of weight, generally regarded as a talent. Since the accepted weight for a talent of metal is about 75 pounds, this would have amounted to about 7,500 pounds of silver and 75 pounds of gold (cf. NCV, NLT); CEV “almost four tons of silver and about seventy-five pounds of gold.”