Treasury of Scripture
All the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the holy place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
all the gold. If we follow the estimation of the learned Dean Prideaux, the value of the twenty-nine talents, and
730 shekels of gold, will be
6d. The value of the silver contributed by
603,550 Israelites, at half a shekel, or
1s.6d. per man, will amount of
45,266l.5s. The value of the
2400 shekels of brass, will be
513l.17s. The gold weighed
4245 pounds, the silver,
14,603 pounds, and the brass,
10,277 pounds, troy weight. The total value of all the gold, silver, and brass, will consequently amount to
244,127l.14s.6d.; and the total weight of these three metals will amount to
29,124 pounds troy, which reduced to avoirdupois weight, is equal to fourteen tons,
226 pounds!--It may, perhaps, seem difficult to imagine how the Israelites should be possessed of so much wealth in the desert; but it should be remembered, that their ancestors were opulent men before they came into Egypt; that they were further enriched by the spoils of the Egyptians and Amalekites; and that it is probable, they traded with the neighbouring nations who bordered on the wilderness. There appear to be three reasons why so much riches should have been employed in the construction of the tabernacle. To impress the people's minds with the glory and dignity of the Divine Majesty, and the importance of his service. To take out of their hands the occasion of covetousness. To prevent pride and vain glory, by leading them to give up to the divine service even the ornaments of their persons.
1 Chronicles 22:14-16 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold...
1 Chronicles 29:2-7 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver...
Haggai 2:8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, said the LORD of hosts.
Exodus 25:2 Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering...
Exodus 29:24 And you shall put all in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons; and shall wave them for a wave offering before the LORD.
Exodus 35:22 And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets...
Exodus 30:13,14,24 This they shall give, every one that passes among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary...
Leviticus 5:15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD...
Leviticus 27:3,25 And your estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even to sixty years old...
Numbers 3:47 You shall even take five shekels apiece by the poll, after the shekel of the sanctuary shall you take them...
Numbers 18:16 And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shall you redeem, according to your estimation, for the money of five shekels...
Strong's ConcordanceAll the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the holy [place], even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
Topical BibleAmount Construction 730 Gold Holy Hundred Nine Occupied Offering Prepared Sanctuary Scale Seven Shekel Shekels Talents Thirty Twenty Twenty-nine Wave Wave-offering Weight
Exodus Chapter 38 Verse 24
Alphabetical: 29 all amount and even for from gold in of offering on sanctuary shekel shekels talents that The to total used was wave work
OT Law: Exodus 38:24 All the gold that was used (Exo. Ex)