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  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Weights 
  Reduced  to  English  troy-weight,  the  Hebrew  weights  were:  (1.) 
  The  gerah  (Lev.  27:25;  Num.  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  (Ex.  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  (Gen.  23:15,  16;  Ex  21:32; 
  30:13,  15;  38:24-29,  etc.).  It  was  equal  to  10  pennyweight. 
 
  (4.)  Ma'neh,  "a  part"  or  portion"  (Ezek.  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  (Ex.  25:39),  double  the  preceding,  i.e., 
  250  lbs. 
 




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