Solomon's Great Wealth

14 (A)Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was 666 talents of gold, 15 besides that which came from the explorers and from the business of the merchants, and from all the kings of the west and from the governors of the land. 16 King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold; 600 shekels[a] of gold went into each shield. 17 And he made 300 (B)shields of beaten gold; three minas[b] of gold went into each shield. And the king put them in (C)the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 10:16 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams
  2. 1 Kings 10:17 A mina was about 1 1/4 pounds or 0.6 kilogram

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