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How much is 10000 talents worth?

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Wiki User
04/02/2017

Jewish answer: It depends on whether it's a talent of gold, a talent of silver, or any other metal. There are talents of gold, silver, copper (Exodus ch.38), and other metals.

Wiki User
06/24/2009

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 months' 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