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Talent

= 3,000 shekels
= 60 minas
= 34.3 kilograms metric
= 75 U.S. pounds
Used as a measure of weight and money. If in today's money an ounce of Gold is worth $700 U.S., one talent is worth $840,000.


Ex. 38:24-29
1Kings 9:14
Matt. 18:24, 25:15-18
Rev. 16:21

This is probably not comparing apples to apples though since it does not take into account inflationary effects or whether using a talent of gold vs. silver.

Also a talent used in the Hebrew scriptures is different than the ones talked about in the Greek scriptures.
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  • R Harrison
    Because your original question was How much is a Talent? I will give you the breakdown in coinage. 1 Gerah 1 Shekel. 3000 Shekels 1 Talent. As a point of interest a talent of gold was just over one-half the size of a talent of silver, but a talent of gold had the same weight as a talent of silver.
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    9 Oct 2011 9:14 pm

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