38:25 talents . . . shekels. At the recognized ratio of three thousand shekels to the talent (a talent was roughly 75 pounds), there were 2193 pounds of gold, 7544 of silver, and 5310 of copper. The amount of silver, a total of 301,175 shekels, is linked to the head count of the Israelites: half a shekel from all males over the age of twenty (603,550 men of military age, Num. 1:46). See note 30:12.