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Jeremiah 32:9


So I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel. I weighed out seven ounces of silver and gave it to him to pay for it. 1 


Ge 23:15,16; Ge 37:28; 1Ki 20:39; Es 3:9; Isa 55:2; Ho 3:2; Zec 11:12,13

NET © Notes

tn Heb “I weighed out the money [more literally, “silver”] for him, seventeen shekels of silver.”

sn Coins were not in common use until the postexilic period. Payment in gold and silver was made by cutting off pieces of silver or gold and weighing them in a beam balance using standard weights as the measure. A shekel weighed approximately 0.4 ounce or 11.4 grams. The English equivalents are only approximations.

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