He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.
an hundred talents of silver Estimating the shekel at
6d. and the talent, being
3000 shekels (see
Exodus 38:25,26 And the silver of them that were numbered of the congregation was an hundred talents...
375l., one hundred talents would amount to
37,500l; which divided among
100,000 men, quotes only
6d; hence we may suppose, that this was only an earnest of their pay, or that they expected to be enriched by the plunder of the Edomites.