Silver. The silver from those in the community who were registered in the census came to 6,437 pounds according to the Sanctuary standard—that amounted to a beka, or half-shekel, for every registered person aged twenty and over, a total of 603,550 men. They used the three and one-quarter tons of silver to cast the bases for the Sanctuary and for the hangings, one hundred bases at sixty-four pounds each. They used the remaining thirty-seven pounds to make the connecting hooks on the posts, and the caps and bands for the posts.
Forsooth (from out) of a thousand (and) seven hundred and seventy and five shekels, he made the hooks of [the] pillars, and covered the heads of the pillars with silver (and covered the tops of the pillars with silver).
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