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be'-ka (beqa`, "half"): Half a shekel, the amount contributed by each male of the Israelites for the use of the Sanctuary (Ex 38:26). Its value varied according to the standard used, but on the ordinary, or Phoenician, standard it would represent about 122 grams.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'BEKA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". - ISBE; 1915.

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