And the silver of them that were numbered of the
This was not the offering of silver, ( Exodus 35:24 ) but what was collected in numbering the people, where everyone of twenty years old and upwards paid half a shekel, ( Exodus 30:12-15 ) the sum
[was] an hundred talents, one thousand seven hundred and threescore
fifteen shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary;
which, according to Brerewood F17, make of our money, 37,721 pounds, seventeen shillings, and six pence; according to Waserus F18, the whole amounted to 150,887 dollars and a half: and so, according to Lundius F19, the sum is so many imperials, and forty five creutzers or cross pennies.
F17 Ut supra. (De Ponder & pretiis Vet. Num. c. 4, 5.)
F18 Ut supra. (De Antiqu. Numis. l. 2. c. 18.)
F19 Apud Scheuchzer. Physic. Sacr. vol. 2. p. 253.