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talent

A talent of silver (2 Kings 5:22) contained 3,000 shekels (Ex. 38:25,26), and was equal to 94-3/7 lbs. avoirdupois.

The Greek talent, however, as in the Septuagint, was only 82¼ lbs. It was in the form of a circular mass, as the Hebrew name kikkar denotes.

A talent of gold (Ex. 25:39) was double the weight of a talent of silver (2 Sam. 12:30).

See the Parable of the Talents (Matt. 18:24; 25:15).

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