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Pieces of gold

2 Kings 5:5, probably shekels (weight); compare 1 Kings 10:16. PIECE OF SILVER: probably shekels (weight); Genesis 20:16; Genesis 37:28; Genesis 45:22. In Luke 15:8-9, the Greek drachma, Roman denarius, penny. (See DRACHMA; PENNY.) The 30 pieces paid to Judas were "shekels," the price of a slave's life (Exodus 21:32), Exodus 21:3 British pounds or 4 British pounds: Zechariah 11:12-13.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'pieces of gold' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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