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Talent

Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:44 pm

In the section "Mass and Weight Conversion, Biblical", you calculate that 60 shekels equals 1.5 pounds. However Ezekiel 45:12 states that a pound equals 60 shekels. Therefore it appears that your calculations are off.

Re: Talent

Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:36 pm

Brian wrote:In the section "Mass and Weight Conversion, Biblical", you calculate that 60 shekels equals 1.5 pounds. However Ezekiel 45:12 states that a pound equals 60 shekels. Therefore it appears that your calculations are off.


The contemporary unit of pound was defined many years later then the Bible was written. Unfortunately the old units were rarely standardized. In various places the same units could differ substantially. That's why it's very hard if at all possible to provide reliable conversion from old biblical units to current ones.