1 Kings 10:14

14 Solomon received twenty-five tons of gold in tribute annually.

1 Kings 10:14 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 10:14

Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was
six hundred and sixty and six talents of gold.
] From Ophir and Tarshish, and wherever he traded; which was of our money, according to Berewood F11, 2,997,000 pounds; or as another learned man F12, who makes it equal to 5,138,520 ducats of gold.


F11 De Ponder. & Pret. c. 5.
F12 Scheuchzer. Physic. Sacr. vol. 3. p. 580.

1 Kings 10:14 In-Context

12 The king used the sandalwood for fine cabinetry in The Temple of God and the palace complex, and for making harps and dulcimers for the musicians. Nothing like that shipment of sandalwood has been seen since.
13 King Solomon for his part gave the queen of Sheba all her heart's desire - everything she asked for, on top of what he had already so generously given her. Satisfied, she returned home with her train of servants.
14 Solomon received twenty-five tons of gold in tribute annually.
15 This was above and beyond the taxes and profit on trade with merchants and assorted kings and governors.
16 King Solomon crafted two hundred body-length shields of hammered gold - seven and a half pounds of gold to each shield
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