1 Chronicles 29:7

7 And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen* thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.

1 Chronicles 29:7 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 29:7

And gave for the service of the house of God
For building and adorning it, and providing proper utensils for it:

of gold five thousand talents;
which, according to Scheuchzer F12, came to 61,100,000 ducats of gold: and these, with "the 10,000 drachms"; make of our money, according to Brerewood F13, 22,507,500 pounds; some reckon a drachm at two ducats and a half, and somewhat more F14:

and of silver ten thousand talents;
which, according to the former writer, amounted to 450,000,000 imperials, or rix dollars; and, according to the latter, they made of our money 3,750,000 pounds:

and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand
talents of iron;
the weight of each of which were so much.


FOOTNOTES:

F12 Ut supra. (Physica Sacra, vol. 4. p. 631.)
F13 Ut supra. (Physica Sacra, vol. 4. p. 631.)
F14 Eisenschmidius apud Scheuchzer. ib. p. 635.

1 Chronicles 29:7 In-Context

5 The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?
6 Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king's work, offered willingly,
7 And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.
8 And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.
9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.