Numbers 7:86

86 The twelve gold dishes filled with incense weighed ten shekels each, according to the sanctuary shekel. Altogether, the gold dishes weighed a hundred and twenty shekels.a

Read Numbers 7:86 Using Other Translations

The golden spoons were twelve, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, after the shekel of the sanctuary: all the gold of the spoons was an hundred and twenty shekels.
the twelve golden dishes, full of incense, weighing 10 shekels apiece according to the shekel of the sanctuary, all the gold of the dishes being 120 shekels;
Each of the twelve gold containers that was filled with incense weighed four ounces (as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel). The total weight of the gold was three pounds.

What does Numbers 7:86 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 7:86

The golden spoons [were] twelve, full of incense
Which points at the use those spoons or cups were of, namely, to carry incense in them, such as were used on the day of atonement F12:

[weighing] ten [shekels] apiece, after the shekel of the sanctuary;
(See Gill on Numbers 7:14);

all the gold of the spoons [was] twenty [shekels];
which amounted to forty nine ounces, five drachms, scruples, and eight gains, worth about seventy five pounds of our money.


F12 Misn. Yoma, c. 4, 4. & 5, 1.
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