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Esther 3:9

Overview - Esther 3
Haman, advanced by the king, and despised by Mordecai, seeks revenge upon all the Jews.
He casts lots.
He obtains by calumniation a decree of the king to put the Jews to death.
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Esther 3:9  (King James Version)
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
Hebrew to destroy them. and I
will pay
Hebrew and I will weigh.
Genesis 23:16
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 Esther 3:2 Esther 3:000 ; talents of silver, and Esther 3:4 Esther 3:000 Esther 3:000 ; 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 Esther 3:10 Esther 3:000 ; tables, and distributed to every citizen as much corn as was sufficient for three months; and, after all these expenses, he had Esther 3:7 Esther 3:100 ; Roman talents left, which amount to more than 1,500,000. Lentulus the augur is said to have possessed no less than 3,333,333 6s. 8d. Apicius was worth more than 916,671 13s
4d.; and, after having spent in his kitchen 833,333 6s
8d. he considered the remainder too little for his support, and poisoned himself!

ten thousand
Matthew 18:24
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