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Chris's 1 Kings Chapter 10 comment about verse 10 on 5/08/2021, 1:30am...

Jack, I see that the figures I posted didn't come through correctly. Please disregard those figures. The 120 talents of gold would have weighed in at 9000 pounds, which equates to 264 million dollars at today's value. Sorry about the mixed up figures in the previous comment.

 


Chris's 1 Kings Chapter 10 comment about verse 10 on 5/07/2021, 8:42pm...

Hi Jack. A talent of gold in the Old Testament days was approximately 75 pounds in weight. At today's gold price of USD 1830 per pound, a talent of gold today would cost USD 137,250. Multiplying this amount by 120 (talents) would be nearly 16.5 million dollars. At 9000 lbs of gold from the Queen of Sheba, plus the precious stones & spices which she gave, this was certainly a very large gift given to Solomon.

 


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