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Beka

BEKA

be'-ka (beqa`, "half"):

Half a shekel, the amount contributed by each male of the Israelites for the use of the Sanctuary (Exodus 38:26). Its value varied according to the standard used, but on the ordinary, or Phoenician, standard it would represent about 122 grams.

See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BEKA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.