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2 Chronicles 25:6

6 He also hired a hundred thousand fighting men from Israel for a hundred talentsa of silver.

Read 2 Chronicles 25:6 Using Other Translations

He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.
He hired also 100,000 mighty men of valor from Israel for 100 talents of silver.
He also paid about 7,500 pounds of silver to hire 100,000 experienced fighting men from Israel.

What does 2 Chronicles 25:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 25:6

He hired also one hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of
The ten tribes, judging his own army not sufficient for his expedition against the Edomites he was meditating:

for one hundred talents of silver;
which amounted to 35,300 pounds sterling, and according to Beckius F5 were about five florins and a half to each soldier.


F5 Not. in Targum in loc.
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