Nehemiah 7:71
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New International Version
Some of the heads of the families gave to the treasury for the work 20,000 darics of gold and 2,200 minas of silver.

King James Bible
And some of the chief of the fathers gave to the treasure of the work twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand and two hundred pound of silver.

Darby Bible Translation
And [some] of the chief fathers gave to the treasure of the work twenty thousand darics of gold, and two thousand two hundred pounds of silver.

World English Bible
Some of the heads of fathers' [houses] gave into the treasury of the work twenty thousand darics of gold, and two thousand two hundred minas of silver.

Young's Literal Translation
And of the heads of the fathers they have given to the treasure of the work, of gold, drams two myriads, and of silver, pounds two thousand and two hundred.

Nehemiah 7:71 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Two thousand and two hundred pounds - The Septuagint has two thousand Three hundred minae of silver.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Job 34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor?...

Luke 21:1-4 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury...

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man has, and not according to that he has not.

pound. Manim, manehs or minas (As a weight, the maneh was equal to

100 shekels; but as a coin, equal to

60 shekels, or about

Nehemiah 7:9 The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two.

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Library
"Take My Yoke Upon You, and Learn of Me," &C.
Matt. xi. 20.--"Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me," &c. Self love is generally esteemed infamous and contemptible among men. It is of a bad report every where, and indeed as it is taken commonly, there is good reason for it, that it should be hissed out of all societies, if reproaching and speaking evil of it would do it. But to speak the truth, the name is not so fit to express the thing, for that which men call self love, may rather be called self hatred. Nothing is more pernicious to a man's
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Influences that Gave Rise to the Priestly Laws and Histories
[Sidenote: Influences in the exile that produced written ceremonial laws] The Babylonian exile gave a great opportunity and incentive to the further development of written law. While the temple stood, the ceremonial rites and customs received constant illustration, and were transmitted directly from father to son in the priestly families. Hence, there was little need of writing them down. But when most of the priests were carried captive to Babylonia, as in 597 B.C., and ten years later the temple
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Chronicles 29:7
They gave toward the work on the temple of God five thousand talents and ten thousand darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents of bronze and a hundred thousand talents of iron.

Nehemiah 7:70
Some of the heads of the families contributed to the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 darics of gold, 50 bowls and 530 garments for priests.

Nehemiah 7:72
The total given by the rest of the people was 20,000 darics of gold, 2,000 minas of silver and 67 garments for priests.

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