1 Kings 10:16
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New International Version
King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekels of gold went into each shield.

King James Bible
And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

Darby Bible Translation
And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold, -- he applied six hundred [shekels] of gold to one target;

World English Bible
King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred [shekels] of gold went to one buckler.

Young's Literal Translation
And king Solomon maketh two hundred targets of alloyed gold -- six hundred of gold go up on the one target;

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold - I have already conjectured that the צנה tsinnah might resemble the Highland targe or target, with a dagger projecting from the Umbo or center.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

two hundred. Mr. Reynolds computes that these

200 targets were were worth

28,131l

16s

9d.; and that the

300 shields were worth

210,976l

7s

7d.

1 Kings 14:26-28 And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all...

2 Chronicles 9:15,16 And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of beaten gold went to one target...

2 Chronicles 12:9,10 So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of the LORD...

Library
Coming to the King.
"And King Solomon gave unto the Queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty."--1 Kings x. 13. The beautiful history recorded in the chapter from which the above words are quoted is deeply instructive to those who have learned to recognise CHRIST in the Scriptures. The reference to this narrative by our LORD Himself was surely designed to draw our attention to it, and gives it an added interest. The blessings, too, received by the Queen
J. Hudson Taylor—A Ribband of Blue

Of the Weight of Government; and that all Manner of Adversity is to be Despised, and Prosperity Feared.
So much, then, have we briefly said, to shew how great is the weight of government, lest whosoever is unequal to sacred offices of government should dare to profane them, and through lust of pre-eminence undertake a leadership of perdition. For hence it is that James affectionately deters us, saying, Be not made many masters, my brethren (James iii. 1). Hence the Mediator between God and man Himself--He who, transcending the knowledge and understanding even of supernal spirits, reigns in heaven
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Kings
The book[1] of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.),
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Kings 14:26
He carried off the treasures of the temple of the LORD and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything, including all the gold shields Solomon had made.

2 Chronicles 9:15
King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekels of hammered gold went into each shield.

2 Chronicles 12:9
When Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem, he carried off the treasures of the temple of the LORD and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything, including the gold shields Solomon had made.

2 Chronicles 12:10
So King Rehoboam made bronze shields to replace them and assigned these to the commanders of the guard on duty at the entrance to the royal palace.

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