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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Study Edition)

B14-B

Currency and Weight

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Currency and Weight in the Hebrew Scriptures

Gerah (1⁄20 shekel)

0.57 g / 0.01835 oz t

10 gerahs = 1 bekah

Bekah

5.7 g / 0.1835 oz t

2 bekahs = 1 shekel

Pim

7.8 g / 0.2508 oz t

1 pim = 2⁄3 shekel

Shekel weight

Shekel

11.4 g / 0.367 oz t

50 shekels = 1 mina

Mina

570 g / 18.35 oz t

60 minas = 1 talent

Talent

34.2 kg / 1,101 oz t

Daric (Persian, gold)

8.4 g / 0.27 oz t

Ezra 8:27

Currency and Weight in the Christian Greek Scriptures

Lepton (Jewish, copper or bronze)

1⁄2 quadrans

Luke 21:2

Quadrans (Roman, copper or bronze)

2 lepta

Matthew 5:26

Assarion (Roman and provincial, copper or bronze)

4 quadrantes

Matthew 10:29

Denarius (Roman, silver)

64 quadrantes

3.85 g / 0.124 oz t

Matthew 20:10

= 1 Day’s Wage (12 hours)

Drachma (Greek, silver)

3.4 g / 0.109 oz t

Luke 15:8

= 1 Day’s Wage (12 hours)

Didrachma (Greek, silver)

2 drachmas

6.8 g / 0.218 oz t

Matthew 17:24

= 2 Days’ Wage

Tetradrachma of Antioch

Tetradrachma of Tyre (Silver shekel of Tyre)

Tetradrachma (Greek, silver; also called silver stater)

4 drachmas

13.6 g / 0.436 oz t

Matthew 17:27

= 4 Days’ Wage

Mina

100 drachmas

340 g / 10.9 oz t

Luke 19:13

= about 100 days’ wage

Talent

60 minas

20.4 kg / 654 oz t

Matthew 18:24

Revelation 16:21

= about 19 years’ wage

Pound (Roman)

327 g / 11.5 oz

John 12:3

“A pound of perfumed oil, genuine nard”