And Hiram sent to the king one hundred and twenty talents
] Not after the cities had been given him, but before; and it may be rendered "had sent" F13, and is the sum of the gold he furnished him with for the temple, ( 1 Kings 9:11 ) which, according to Brerewood F14, was 540,000 pounds of our money; and, according to another F15 writer, it amounted to 1,466,400 ducats of gold, taking a talent at 12,220 ducats.
F13 (xlvy) "miserat", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.
F14 De Ponderibus & Pretiis, Vet. Num. c. 5.
F15 Scheuchzer. Physic. Sacr. vol. 3. p. 571.