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{Genesis 23:15} My lord, 113 hearken 8085 z8798 unto me: the land 776 [is worth] four 702 hundred 3967 shekels 8255 of silver; 3701 what x4100 [is] that x1931 betwixt 996 me and thee? bury 6912 z8798 therefore thy dead. 4191 z8801
is worth:
Though the words "is worth" are not in the Text, yet they are clearly implied, to adapt the Hebrew to the English idiom. A shekel, according to the general opinion, was equal in value to about 2s. 6d. of our money, but according to Dr. Prideaux, 3s. English. In those early times, money was given in weight; for it is said ("And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current [money] with the merchant." {Gen 23:16}) that "Abraham weighed," wayishkal, the silver; and hence, we find that it was a certain weight which afterwards passed as a current coin; for the word shekel is not only used to denote a piece of silver, but also to weigh.
shekels:
"The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when [they] give an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls." {Exd 30:15} + "And the shekel [shall be] twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh." {Ezk 45:12}

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