1 Kings 10:17

17 He also made three hundred small shields of hammered gold, with three minasa of gold in each shield. The king put them in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon.

Read 1 Kings 10:17 Using Other Translations

And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
And he made 300 shields of beaten gold; three minas of gold went into each shield. And the king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.
He also made 300 smaller shields of hammered gold, each weighing nearly four pounds. The king placed these shields in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon.

What does 1 Kings 10:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 10:17

And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold
Which were a lesser sort:

three pounds of gold went to one shield;
or three hundred shekels, as in ( 2 Chronicles 9:16 ) a hundred shekels made one pound; so that these were but half the value of the former, and one of them was worth but two hundred and twenty five pounds: Eupolemus F15, an Heathen writer, makes mention of those golden shields Solomon made, and which were made for show, and not for war, as follows:

and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon;
one part of which was made an armoury of, see ( Song of Solomon 4:4 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F15 Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 34.
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