And so when the altar was dedicated to the Lord, these twelve leaders brought the following gifts: twelve silver bowls and twelve silver sprinkling bowls, weighing a total of about sixty pounds, according to the official standards; twelve gold dishes filled with incense and weighing about three pounds; twelve bulls, twelve full-grown rams, and twelve rams a year old as sacrifices to please the Lord, along with the proper grain sacrifices; twelve goats as sacrifices for sin; and twenty-four bulls, sixty full-grown rams, sixty goats, and sixty rams a year old as sacrifices to ask the Lord’s blessing.
The twelve gold dishes filled with incense weighed ·four ounces [L 10 shekels] each, according to the weight set by the Holy Place measure. Together the gold dishes weighed about ·three pounds [L 120 shekels].
The totals of the offerings brought by the twelve leaders for the dedication of the altar were as follows: twelve silver bowls and twelve silver basins weighing a total of 60 poundstwelve gold dishes weighing a total of 48 ounces, filled with incensetwelve bulls, twelve rams, and twelve one-year-old lambs, plus the grain offerings that go with them, for the burnt offeringstwelve goats for the sin offeringstwenty-four bulls, sixty rams, sixty goats, sixty one-year-old lambs, for the fellowship offerings
So, beginning the day the altar was anointed, it was dedicated by these gifts from the chiefs of the tribes of Israel. Their combined offerings were as follows: 12 silver platters (each weighing about three pounds); 12 silver bowls (each weighing about two pounds); (so the total weight of the silver was about sixty pounds); 12 gold trays (the trays weighing about four ounces apiece); (so the total weight of gold was about three pounds).
Each plate weighed three and a quarter pounds and each bowl one and three-quarter pounds. All the plates and bowls together weighed about sixty pounds (using the official Sanctuary weight). The twelve gold vessels filled with incense weighed four ounces each (using the official Sanctuary weight). Altogether the gold vessels weighed about three pounds.
The twelve gold dishes full of special perfume each weighed as much as ten pieces of silver. They were weighed by the weight of silver agreed upon for the meeting tent. All the gold of the dishes weighed as much as 120 pieces of silver.
golden spoons twelve, full of incense, weighing ten shekels, by (the) weight of the saintuary, that is, (al)together, an hundred and twenty shekels of gold; (twelve gold saucers, full of incense, each weighing ten shekels, by the measure of the sanctuary, so that altogether, all the gold of the dishes weighed a hundred and twenty shekels;)
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