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My lord, listen to me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that between me and you? bury therefore your dead.
is worth. Though the words 'is worth' are not in the Text, yet they are clearly implied, to adapt the Hebrew to the English idiom. A shekel, according to the general opinion, was equal in value to about
6d. of our money, but according to Dr. Prideaux,
3s. English. In those early times, money was given in weight; for it is said (ver.
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...
.) that 'Abraham weighed,' wayishkal, the silver; and hence, we find that it was a certain weight which afterwards passed as a current coin; for the word shekel is not only used to denote a piece of sliver, but also to weigh.
Exodus 30:15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering to the LORD...
Ezekiel 45:12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.
Strong's ConcordanceMy lord, hearken unto me: the land [is worth] four hundred shekels of silver; what [is] that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
Topical BibleBetwixt Bury Dead Ear Field Hearken Hundred Listen Piece Rest Shekels Silver Value Worth
Genesis Chapter 23 Verse 15
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OT Law: Genesis 23:15 My lord listen to me (Gen. Ge Gn)