5:31 Darius the Mede. It has long been alleged that this and other references to Darius the Mede in the Book of Daniel (6:1, 6, 9, 25, 28; 9:1; 11:1) are historical errors. For this discussion see note 6:1.
sixty-two. The mina probably weighed sixty shekels. This, with the shekel and two half-shekels (v. 25 note) came to sixty-two; since this is Darius’s age, he may have been referred to in the prophecy.