2 Samuel 12:30

Overview - 2 Samuel 12
Nathan's parable of the ewe lamb causes David to be his own judge.
David, reproved by Nathan, confesses his sin, and is pardoned.
15 David mourns and prays for the child while it lives.
24 Solomon is born, and named Jedidiah.
26 David takes Rabbah, and tortures the people thereof.
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2 Samuel 12:30  (King James Version)
And he took their king's crown from off his head, the weight whereof was a talent of gold with the precious stones: and it was set on David's head. And he brought forth the spoil of the city in great abundance.
 


took
1 Chronicles 20:2

the weight
If this talent was only seven pounds, as Whiston says, David might have carried it on his head with little difficulty; but this weight, according to common computation, would amount to nearly 114 ; pounds! Some, therefore, think, that {mishkelah} should be taken for its value, not weight; which renders it perfectly plain, as the worth of the crown will be about 5,074
15s. 7d. sterling. The ancients mention several such
large crowns, made more for sight than use. Athenus describes a crown of gold that was 24 feet in circumference; and mentions others that were two, some four, and others five feet deep. Pliny takes notice of some that were no less than eight pounds weight. Besides the crown usually worn, it was customary for kings, in some nations, to have such large ones as described, either hung or supported over the throne, where they sat at their coronation or other solemn occasions.* in great abundance
Hebrew very great.
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