Treasury of Scripture
If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it into the king's treasuries.
that they may be destroyed. Heb. to destroy them. and I will pay. Heb. and I will weigh.
Genesis 23:16 And Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth...
Here Haman is obliged to acknowledge that there would be a loss to the revenue, which he was willing to make up out of his own property. Ten thousand talents of silver, counted by the Babylonish talent, amount to
2,119,000?.; but reckoned by the Jewish talent, they amount to double that sum. In those days, silver and gold were more plentiful than at present; and we have many instances of individuals possessing almost incredible riches. Herodotus relates, that when Xerxes went into Greece, Pythius the Lydian had
2,000 talents of silver, and
4,000,000 of gold darics, which unitedly amount to nearly
5,500,000?. Plutarch tells us, that after Crassus had dedicated the tenth of all he had to Hercules, he entertained the Roman people at
10,000 tables, and distributed to every citizen as much corn as was sufficient for three months; and, after all these expenses, he had
7,100 Roman talents left, which amount to more than
1,500,000?. Lentulus the augur is said to have possessed no less than
8d. Apicius was worth more than
4d.; and, after having spent in his kitchen
8d. he considered the remainder too little for his support, and poisoned himself!
Matthew 18:24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
Strong's ConcordanceIf it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring [it] into the king's treasuries.
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Esther Chapter 3 Verse 9
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OT History: Esther 3:9 If it pleases the king let it (Est Esth. Es)