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Pharaoh Necoh took him prisoner at Riblah in the land of Hamath to keep him from reigning in Jerusalem, and he imposed a fine on the land of 100 talents of silvera and a talent of gold.b Bible other translations
a[33]
7,500 pounds of silver
b[33]
75 pounds of gold

“Riblah.” A town in northern Syria.

“in the land of Hamath.” There is a town in northern Syria that was called Hamath and is now called Hama, and the area around Hamath is “the land of Hamath.”

“fine.” This is a penalty, so “fine” captures the meaning of the text very well.

“100 talents of silver and a talent of gold.” At this time in history, a “talent” was 75 pounds, with each pound being 16 ounces. Thus the fine leveled on Judah by Pharaoh Necoh was 7,500 pounds of silver and 75 pounds of gold.


Commentary for: 2 Kings 23:33

 
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