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Weights: Reduced to English troy-weight, the Hebrew weights were:

1. The gerah (Leviticus 27:25; Numbers 3:47) a Hebrew word, meaning a grain or kernel, and hence a small weight. It was the twentieth part of a shekel, and equal to 12 grains.

2. Bekah (Exodus 38:26) meaning "a half" i.e., "half a shekel," equal to 5 pennyweight.

3. Shekel, "a weight," only in the Old Testament, and frequently in its original form (Genesis 23:15,16; Exodus 21:32; 30:13,15; 38:24-29) etc. It was equal to 10 pennyweight.

4. Ma'neh, "a part" or "portion" (Ezekiel 45:12) equal to 60 shekels, i.e., to 2 lbs. 6 oz.

5. Talent of silver (2 Kings 5:22) equal to 3,000 shekels, i.e., 125 lbs.

6. Talent of gold (Exodus 25:39) double the preceding, i.e., 250 lbs.




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