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Talent
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The largest measure of weight in Old Testament times (e.g., Exod 25:39; 2 Sam 12:30; 1 Kgs 9:14), amounting to about 3,000 shekels or about 75 pounds. In New Testament times, the talent was the largest named quantity of money, worth about twenty years’ wages for the average day laborer. Thus, in Jesus’ parable of the unforgiving servant (Matt 18:24), the debtor owed the king several thousand years’ worth of labor. For further information about measures of weight and money in the biblical world, see this article: Weights and Measures.
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Talent
TALENT [Gk talanton (ταλαντον)]. “Talent” is also the RSV rendering of the Heb terms kı̄kar and kı̄kār. See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Talent
Talent. Unit of measure used in weighing gold or silver (Mt 25:14–30).See Coins; Weights and Measures.
LBLA Indice de Tópicos
TALENTO
TALENTOEl talento se usó tanto en la época del A.T. como en la del N.T. como medida de peso o de dinero (Ex 25:39; 2 S 12:30; 1 Cr 22:14; Mt 18:24). Cristo mencionaba talentos en su enseñanza para poner énfasis en el hecho de que sus siervos debieran ser fieles y responsables en el uso de lo que Dios
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Talent
TALENT* Unit of measure used in weighing gold or silver (Mt 25:14–30). See Coins; Weights and Measures.
Nuevo Diccionario Ilustrado de la Biblia
Talento
Talento (en hebreo kikhar, que significa redondo; en griego talanton, que significa una romana). Medida de peso mayor entre los judíos, griegos y babilonios. Probablemente tomó su nombre hebreo de la forma característica que tenían las grandes pesas de metal. Se usaba para pesar oro (2 S 12:30), plata
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Talent
TALENT. The talent was the largest weight used by the Hebrews and was used to measure gold (1 Kgs 9:14), silver (2 Kgs 5:22), lead (Zech 5:7), iron (1 Chr 29:7), and bronze (Ex 38:29). It is not certain whether the talent was the same in each of these cases, although Ex 38:24–29 would seem to imply this.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Talent
TalentIn the OT, a unit of weight equivalent to ca. 34.27 kg. (75.6 lb.; Heb. kikkār); in the NT, a unit of money (not actually minted) equivalent to ca. 6000 drachmas (Gk. tálanton).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Talent
Talent (Heb. kikkār; Gk. tálanton). In the Old Testament, a unit of weight equivalent to ca. 34.27 kg. (75.6 lb.). In the New Testament, a unit of money (not actually minted) equivalent to ca. 6000 drachmas.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Talent
TALENT An ancient unit of weight and value, normally that of metals such as silver and gold. The Hebrew talent (kikkār) was about 75.7 pounds or 35 kilograms (1 Kgs 9:14; 20:39). The Greek talent (talanton) was also a large amount of money, but the unit varied greatly depending on the time, place, and
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Talent
Talent (כִּכָּר‎, kikkar; τάλαντον, talanton). The largest measure of weight in Old Testament times (e.g., Exod 25:39; 2 Sam 12:30; 1 Kgs 9:14), amounting to about 3,000 shekels or about 75 pounds. In New Testament times, the talent was the largest named quantity of money, worth about twenty years’ wages
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Talent
Talentof silver contained 3,000 shekels (Ex. 38:25, 26), and was equal to 94 3/7 lbs. avoirdupois. The Greek talent, however, as in the LXX., was only 82 1/4 lbs. It was in the form of a circular mass, as the Hebrew name kikkar denotes. A talent of gold was double the weight of a talent of silver (2
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Talent
talent. A large unit of money equal to 6,000 drachmae or denarii. Thus, 1 talent was roughly equal to what a typical worker would make over a sixteen-year period. Jesus tells a parable in Matt. 25:14–30 in which a wealthy man gives his slaves different amounts of talents (1, 2, and 5—the last amount
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TALENT
TALENT<tal’-ent> (כִּכָּר‎ [kikkar]; [τάλαντον, talanton]): A weight composed of 60 manehs (English Versions of the Bible “pounds”) equal to about 120 pounds troy and 96 pounds avoirdupois, or 672,500 grains, of the Phoenician standard. See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. When used in the monetary sense the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
TALENTS
TALENTS tal´uhnt [כִּכָּרkikkar; τάλαντον talanton]. In the OT, a measure of weight approximating 75 lbs.; in the NT, a monetary unit roughly equal to 6,000 drachmas (greater than sixteen years’ wages for a laborer). See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.
Diccionario Bíblico Lexham
Talento
Talento La medida de peso más pesada de la Biblia, la cual equivalía a aproximadamente a 40 kg (Éxo 25:39; 2 Sam 12:30; 1 Rey 9:14; Mat 18:24; Apoc 16:21, etc.).
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Talent
Talʹent, a Jewish weight, commonly of silver, but also of gold. A talent of silver (Ex. 38:25) is estimated as worth about sixteen hundred dollars.
성경 문화배경 사전
달란트(Talent)
달란트(Talent) ‘달란트’에 해당하는 히브리어는 ‘킥카르’(כִּכָּר)인데 ‘한 덩어리’(둥근 빵), ‘원형추’란 뜻이다. 이는 구약 시대에는 주화로 사용된 것이기보다 무게로서 그 가치를 인정받은 무게 단위였음을 시사한다. 즉, 금이나 은의 무게를 달아서 그 값어치를 지불했으리라 추정된다(삼하 12:30; 왕상 10:10,14; 20:39; 대상 29:7). 헬라어로는 ‘탈란톤’(Τάλαντον)라 일컫는데 이는 ‘저울’, ‘계량된 것’, 또는 ‘한 달란트 무게의’란 뜻을 지닌다. ‘탈란톤’이 측량(무게 또는 화폐) 단위인
라이프 성경단어 사전
달란트
달란트(talent) 명, 의 כִּכָּר(킥카르, ‘한 덩어리’) Τάλαντον(탈란톤, ‘저울, 계량된 것’) ●무게의 최대 단위. 시대와 나라마다 조금씩 그 가치가 달랐다. 구약 때는 약 34kg(3,000세겔), 바벨론은 약 60kg, 신약 시대 헬라 계통의 달란트는 약 20kg이었다(계16:21). 헬라에서 은 1달란트는 6,000드라크마로 1드라크마는 노동자 하루 품삯이었다. 금 1달란트는 은 1달란트의 15배 가치다. ●성경에서 달란트는 통화의 단위로서 뿐 아니라 용서하는 일의 중대성을 일깨우는 데(마18:21–35),
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hundredweight
HUNDREDWEIGHT Unit of weight equal to 100 pounds (Rev. 16:21 REB, RSV). The underlying Greek means “about the weight of a talent” (KJV). Most modern translations equate the talent with 100 pounds (NASB, NIV, NRSV, TEV).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Talent
TALENT, talʹent (כִּכָּר‎, kikkār; τάλαντον, tálanton): A weight composed of 60 manehs (EV “pounds”) equal to about 120 pounds troy and 96 pounds avoirdupois, or 672,500 grains, of the Phoen standard. See Weights and Measures. When used in the monetary sense the talent might be either of silver or gold,
라이프 성경사전
달란트
달란트(talent) כִּכָּר(킥카르) Τάλαντον(탈란톤) ‘킥카르’는 ‘한 덩어리’란 뜻이며, ‘탈란톤’은 ‘저울’, ‘계량된 것’이란 뜻. ‘탈란톤’이 측량 단위인 ‘달란트’의 명칭이 된 것은, 라틴어 ‘탈렌툼’(talentum)을 거쳐온 뒤였다. 달란트는 무게의 최대 단위로, 시대와 나라마다 조금씩 가치가 달랐다. 구약 시대에는 약 34kg(3,000세겔), 바벨론은 약 60kg, 신약 시대 헬라 계통의 달란트는 약 20kg이었다(계 16:21). 헬라에서 은 1달란트는 6,000드라크마로 1드라크마는 노동자 하루
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