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The most common Old Testament measure of weight. Equaled approximately 8 grams (1/3 of an ounce). For further information, see this article: Weights and Measures.
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shekel (Heb. šeqel)The standard unit of weight in the OT. Its name is derived from a Semitic root meaning “to weigh.” Although it varied significantly, the average weight of an Israelite shekel seems to have been just over 11.4 gm. (.4 oz.). With the large-scale introduction of standard coinage into
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Shekel [shĕkˊəl] (Heb. šeqel). A unit of both weight and money. Until the beginning of the minting of money in the seventh century B.C., metals used as mediums of exchange were weighed. The numerous Old Testament references to shekels are to a unit of weight generally equivalent to about 11.4 g.
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Shekel—weight, the common standard both of weight and value among the Hebrews. It is estimated at 220 English grains, or a little more than half an ounce avoirdupois. The “shekel of the sanctuary” (Ex. 30:13; Num. 3:47) was equal to twenty gerahs (Ezek. 45:12). There were shekels of gold (1 Chr. 21:25),
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Shekelshekel (shekʹuhl), in ot times a standard unit of weight, approximately 14.5 grams of silver; in intertestamental and nt times, a common silver coin of the same weight, struck by Jewish authorities. In Matt. 17:27, the rsv translates Gk. statēr as ‘shekel.’ See also Money; Weights and Measures.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
shekel (shek´uhl).1 A standard unit of weight, approximately 14.5 grams of silver. See also weights and measures.2 In nt times, a common silver coin weighing a shekel (1 Macc. 10:40, 42). It was struck by Jewish authorities and equal to about four denarii (which is to say its value was about four times
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SHEKEL<shek’-’-l>, <shek’-el>, <she’-kel>, <she’-kul> ([שֶׁקֶל, sheqel]): A weight and a coin. The Hebrew shekel was the 50th part of a mina, and as a weight about 224 grains, and as money (silver) was worth about 2 shillings 9d., or 66 cents (in 1915). No gold shekel has been found, and hence, it is
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SHEKEL shek´uhl [שֶׁקֶל sheqel; σίκλος siklos]. The basic unit of weight in the Bible; only in postexilic periods did it mean a coin. Three types of shekel can be distinguished: 1) the “shekel of the sanctuary,” mentioned in the Pentateuch and Ezekiel, containing 20 gerahs (Exod 30:13); 2) the royal
a. Shekel. As in other Semitic cultures, the biblical systems were based upon the shekel (sheqel שֶׁקֶל) as the basic unit of weight. The shekel is not only the most frequently mentioned unit of weight but also holds a central position in the systems, while larger units are multiples of it. The shekel
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The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Shekʹel, a weight, from a Hebrew verb meaning “to weigh.” In early times money was bullion weighed, and the shekel, whether of silver or gold, was a recognized weight. The silver shekel was the one in common use, and had in our currency a value of about fifty-five cents. See Money, and Weights and Measures.
Kleines Lexikon zur Lutherbibel
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
HacksilberThe term H. denotes deliberately fragmented and hacked silver objects, including coins, jewelry, bars, ingots, and sheet, particularly when material of this sort is found in hoards. The practice is not confined to the late Roman period but is known earlier, in the ancient Near East, Egypt,
성경 문화배경 사전
세겔(Shekel) 히브리어 ‘쉐켈’(שֶׁקֶל)은 ‘무게를 달다’는 뜻의 ‘솨칼’에서 유래한 말로서(렘 32:10), 고대 팔레스타인을 비롯한 중·근동 지방의 가장 기본이 되는 무게(중량) 단위였다. 훗날에는 화폐 단위로도 통용되었다(창 24:22; 출 30:23; 민 7:13; 마 17:27). 세겔을 측량하기 위해서는 천칭이 사용되었는데, 한쪽 편에 세겔 무게에 해당하는 추돌을 얹어서 금이나 은의 무게를 달았다(잠 16:11). 세겔의 가치를 오늘날의 단위로 환산하는 것은 무리가 따르지만, 학자들의 연구에 따르면 1세겔은 대략
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
SHEKEL, shekʹ’l, shekʹel, shēʹkel, shē’kul (שֶׁקֶל, sheḳel): A weight and a coin. The Heb shekel was the 50th part of a mina, and as a weight about 224 grains, and as money (silver) was worth about 2s. 9d., or 66 cents. No gold shekel has been found, and hence it is inferred that such a coin was not
세겔(shekel) שֶׁקֶל(쉐켈) ‘무게를 달다’는 뜻의 ‘솨칼’에서 유래한 말로서(렘 32:10), 팔레스타인을 비롯한 중·근동의 무게(중량) 단위이며, 훗날에는 화폐 단위로도 통용되었다. 세겔을 측량하기 위해서는 천칭이 사용되었는데, 한편에 세겔 무게에 해당하는 추돌을 얹어서 금이나 은의 무게를 달았다(잠 16:11). 세겔의 가치를 오늘날의 단위로 환산하는 것은 무리가 따르지만, 학자들의 연구에 따르면 1세겔은 대략 11.4g로 추정된다. 그리고 세겔에는 주로 상업용에 사용되는 ‘보통(일반) 세겔’과 왕실 등 특별한 상황에