shekels weight conversion into drams or oz.

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shekels weight conversion into drams or oz.

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:21 am

I would like to know how to convert 500 shekels into oz. or drams.
I'm looking for the shekel in weight of the Biblical day not shekel in a monitary form. Thank you
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Postby Dirtman » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:39 am

The Biblical shekel (Hebrew) is a unit of mass. 1 shekel weighs 11.4 grams or 0.4021 ounces, so:

500 shekels * 11.4 grams = 5700 grams
500 shekels * 0.4021 ounces = 201.05 ounces

A dram is unit of volume, not mass.
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