How much is a talent worth?
= 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.
Matt. 18:24, 25:15-18
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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10,000 talents is worth about 150,000 year's wages. Here's the calculation: 1 talent = 60 minas 1 mina = 3 month's wages 1 talent = 60 x (3 months' wages) = 180 mont…hs' wages 1 talent = 180 months' wages / 12 months in a year = 15 years' wages 1 talent = 15 years' wages 10,000 talents = 150,000 years' wages. So if a yearly wage is $15,000 (about 40hrs/week at CA min wage ($8/hr) 150,000 year's wages = 2,250,000,000 (Two Billion, Two Hundred Fifty Million dollars US) sources: Weights and Measures Table in NIV study bible Footnote of NIV Bible Luke 19:13
A Greek talent was 26 kg. At $414/kg, a talent of silver was worth $10,760. A silver talent was enough to pay 200 rowers for a month worth of work.
A standard talent is equal to seventy-five pounds. The price ofgold as of September 2014 is approximately $1240 an ounce. Thereare 12 troy ounces in a pound. That means a tale…nt of gold would beworth $1,116,000 (one million, one hundred sixteen thousand dollarsUS). Now simply find the price of gold today and multiply it by the 75pounds and then by 12 (for troy ounces per pound) to get a currentanswer.
One silver talent weight 26 kilograms. If one kg of silver is worth$652. 34 then a silver talent would be worth $16,960. 84.
This answer depends on the current gold price and also the purity of the gold. If this question comes from the 420 talents of gold that Hiram's ships brought back to king Solo…mon in Ophir then it seems unlikely that they would have been able to get very high quality gold at that time so the figure quoted here might be a bit high. The calculations are: 1 talent = 1093.75 troy ounces 1 troy ounce of gold =~ $1241.34 1 talent of gold =~ $1,357,715 420 talents of gold =~ $570,240,562
The total to this question is $10,76,000 in U.S. Dollars.
$26,662,650 dollars or so. A heavy talent (used in biblical time) weighed about 130 pounds. 130 pounds is about 1895 troy ounces of silver. So 469 talents would be 888755 …troy ounces of silver. 888,755 troy ounces times the current silver price of ~$30 per troy ounce would give you $26,662,650!
In the first century, ten thousand talents would have been an unimaginably large sum. We could have a team of economists attempt to estimate the equivalent value in today's mo…ney after adjustment for inflation and living standards, but they would probably not reach agreement. It was probably not more than a trillion dollars. In the parable of the unjust steward recorded in Matthew's Gospel (18:23-24), Matthew must have known his audience would see the ten thousand talent debt which the king cancelled as pure rhetoric.
This is a difficult question to answer as the Talent varied depending upon the area in which it was used. As an example, the Babylonian Talent (as used in the Old Testament) w…as equivalent to 30.3 kg whereas in the New Testament, what was known as the 'Common talent' was equivalent to only 58.9 kg. And, as the Talent was a unit of weight rather than of currency, its actual worth depended upon whether or not it was a Talent of silver or of gold. Whatever its form, the Talent, transferred to a weight of gold or silver, was an extraordinary amount of money. If we assume a New Testament talent of gold, this represents 58900 grams of gold. At today's prices (April 2011) one gram of gold is worth about US$ 46 (or Â£28 approx). This means that 120 talents of gold are $46 x 58900 x 120. This is $325,128,000 or Â£197,904,000.
Using the price of gold in 2012 it would be somewhere between 1.5 and 2 billion dollars.
A unit of currency referring to silver was equivalent to 6,000 denarii where 1 denarius was worth a full days wages. Therefore a talent was a far greater value approaching 6 y…ears worth of wages for labor. It was a lot of money.
That depends upon what metal you're asking about. There are talentsof gold, silver, copper (Exodus ch.38), and other metals.
In The Bible
It is difficult to come to an accurate answer as exact values are not available. It is said that a daily wage in the time of Jesus for the Roman soldier was one denarius or ro…ughly 15 cents. A talent was worth over 10,000 denarium or 3,000 shekels. A handsome amount by any standard - see related link below:
It is a measure of weight , not worth . Two types of Biblical talent were in use. The ordinary talent was about 30 kilos. You'll have to multiply that by whatever the pr…ice of silver is or was at a given time. The purchasing power of silver has changed drastically in history. . The other talent was for sacred use such as Tabernacle or Temple property. It was close to 60 kilograms.. It is important to note first, as Dan Galilee has below, that a "talent of silver" is a measure of weight, not value, and that the value of silver has changed dramatically throughout history (especially due to new mining techniques and the numerous New World silver mines adding much more silver to the general pool). However, at the 2005 price of silver, a talent was worth $660,000 USD.
A talent of silver was enough for one person to live on for alifetime.
A talent is a measure that can be used for gold, silver, copper, orother substances. The ordinary talents (not for Temple-usage)weighed about 30 kilo. Let's assume that you're… talking aboutsilver. The silver talent had 3,000 shekels. Now you have to decide whether you're asking about today's worth(30 kilo silver at today's price) or its ancient purchasing power,which was quite different. A single silver shekel was enoughto support a small family for about one week..
The ordinary talents (not for Temple-usage) weighed about 30 kilo.Each silver talent had 3,000 shekels. Now you have to decide whether you're asking about, today's worth(30 ki…lo silver per talent, at today's price) or its ancientpurchasing power, which was quite different. A single silver shekel was enough to support a small family for about oneweek.. At today's silver price, calculate: 100 times 30 kilo=3000 kilo(1.5 tonnes).. Today's silver price at wholesale (July 14, 2017) is 6714 rand perkilo. So 100 talents would be 20,142,000 rand..