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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #8255 - שֶׁקֶל

Transliteration:
sheqel
Phonetics:
sheh'-kel  
Word Origin:
from (08254)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Masculine
TWOT:
2454a
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) shekel

1a) the chief unit of weight or measure

1a2) silver — 1/3000 of a talent and equal to 132 grains

1a3) copper — 1/1500 of a talent and equal to 528 grains

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1323 ‑ δίδραχμον (did'‑rakh‑mon);   1406 ‑ δραχμή (drakh‑may');  
Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (88)NAS (88)HCS (86)
Genesis2
Exodus8
Leviticus8
Numbers18
Joshua1
1 Samuel3
2 Samuel2
2 Kings4
1 Chronicles1
2 Chronicles1
Nehemiah2
Jeremiah1
Ezekiel2
Amos1
Genesis2
Exodus8
Leviticus8
Numbers18
Joshua1
1 Samuel3
2 Samuel2
2 Kings4
1 Chronicles1
2 Chronicles1
Nehemiah2
Jeremiah1
Ezekiel2
Amos1
Genesis2
Exodus14
Leviticus14
Numbers33
Joshua2
1 Samuel3
2 Samuel2
2 Kings7
1 Chronicles1
2 Chronicles1
Nehemiah2
Jeremiah1
Ezekiel3
Amos1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2874) lqs (סהקל ShQL) AC: Weigh CO: ? AB: ?

V) lqs (סהקל ShQL) - Weigh: To weigh out, usually of silver for payment. KJV (22): (vf: Paal, Niphal) weigh, pay, throughly, receive, receive, spend - Strongs: H8254 (שָׁקַל)

Nm) lqs (סהקל ShQL) - I. Sheqel:A unit of measurement. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Weighed:[Aramaic only] KJV (91): shekel, tekel, weighted - Strongs: H8255 (שֶׁקֶל), H8625 (תְּקֵל)

hm) lqsm (מסהקל MShQL) - Weight: KJV (49): weight, weigh - Strongs: H4948 (מִשְׁקָל)

hf2) tlqsm (מסהקלת MShQLT) - Plumb: A weighted tool for leveling. KJV (2): plummet - Strongs: H4949 (מִשְׁקֹלֶת)

hcm) lfqsm (מסהקול MShQWL) - Weight: KJV (1): weight - Strongs: H4946 (מִשְׁקוֹל)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 שֶׁ֫קֶל87 noun masculine Leviticus 27:6 a weight, shekel (originally = weight; late Hebrew = coin GACooke Inscr. 356); — absolute ׳שׁ Amos 8:5 +, שָׁ֑קֶל Exodus 38:29 +; plural שְׁקָלִים Joshua 7:21 +; construct שִׁקְלֵי 1 Chronicles 21:25; — shekel, as standard weight Amos 8:5; of weight of bronze armour 1 Samuel 17:5, iron spear-head 1 Samuel 17:7, + 2 Samuel 21:16b (see מִשְׁקָל), hair 2 Samuel 14:26, food Ezekiel 4:10; implying value, of wedge of gold Joshua 7:21 (JE); of nails in temple (gold) 2 Chronicles 3:9; usually a definite weight of silver (used in payment. or valuation) Exodus 21:32 (E), Joshua 7:21 (JE), 1 Samuel 9:8; 2 Samuel 24:24; 2 Kings 7:1 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 7:16 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 7:18 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 15:20; Jeremiah 32:9; Ezekiel 45:12 (twice in verse) (see infra), and ( = coin, from time of Darius I) Nehemiah 5:15; Nehemiah 10:33; Leviticus 5:15; Leviticus 27:3,4,5 (twice in verse) (all P), +53t. P; also ׳מַחֲצִית הַשּׁ Exodus 30:13 (twice in verse); Exodus 30:15; Exodus 38:26 (= בֶּקַל), all half-shekel, atonement-money; compare ׳שְׁלִישִׁית הַשּׁ Nehemiah 10:33 one-third; also ׳רֶבַע שׁ 1 Samuel 9:8 one-fourth if shekel; ׳שׁ = 20 גֵּרָה (׳ג otherwise unknown) Ezekiel 45:12; Exodus 30:13; Leviticus 27:25; Numbers 3:47; 50׳שׁ = one maneh Ezekiel 45:12 (read וַחֲמִשִּׁים for וחמשׁה [and עֶשְׂרֵה for עֲשָׂרָה preceding], ᵐ5 A Boeckh Hi-Sm Co Toy Da Krae Berthol); הַקֹּדֶשׁ׳שׁ Exodus 30:13,24; Leviticus 5:15; Numbers 3:47,50; Numbers 7:13 21t. P; land estimated in ׳שׁ of gold 1 Chronicles 21:25; ׳שׂ also often omitted after number — ׳שׁ was of two standards, one one-half the other; actual weights (and values) varied, but most persistent were: (1) gold, 252 3-Febgrams Troy (or 126 1/3), modern equivalent approximately £2 1 S., or $10; (2) silver, 224 2-Jangrams (nearly 1/2ounce) = הַקֹּדֶשׁ׳שׁ (see above), or 112 1/4, modern equivalent approximately 2s. 9d., or 67 with; בְּאֶבֶן הַמֶּלֶךְ׳שׁ 2 Samuel 14:26 is dubious; if late (Bu HPS Löhr Now) it probably reference to a Babylonian or Persian scale (compare S-C pap באבני מלכא often); 60 (or 50) ׳שׁ = 1mina, 60 minas= 1talent(see מָנֶה ,כִּכָּר). See especially ARSK Hast. DB WEIGHTS AND MEASURES,and MONEY.

תְּקֵל noun [masculine] shekel (see Biblical Hebrew שֶׁקֶל; ᵑ7תִּקְלָא); — absolute ׳ת Daniel 5:25,27; see מְנֵא and references

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Gesenius Definition

שֶׁקֶל pl. שְׁקָלִים const. שִׁקְלֵי m. a shekel, a certain weight of gold and silver, containing twenty beans (גֵּרָה), Exodus 30:13 which the Hebrews used, when weighed, for money (compare עָבַר No. 2), Genesis 23:15, 16 Genesis 23:16; Exodus 21:32; Leviticus 5:15, 27:3, Leviticus 27:6; Joshua 7:21; 1 Samuel 17:5 of this there are two kinds distinguished, the holy shekel, Exodus 30:13 and the royal shekel, 2 Samuel 14:26 (but which was the larger and which the less of these is not stated). In the time of the Maccabees (1Ma_15:6 ) silver coins were struck of the weight of a shekel, bearing the inscription ישראל שקל (see F. P. Bayer, De Nummis Hebræo-Samaritanis, Valent. 1781, 4 to. p. 171, seqq.), which contained four Attic drachms (i.e. one stater), according to Josephus (Arch. iii. 8, § 2), nor does the weight of those still in being differ much from this, which, though worn with age, contains 215-229 grains troy weight, 60 grains of which are equal to one drachm (see Eckhel, Doctr. Numm. Vett. iii. p. 464. Fröhlich, Annal. Regum Syriæ, Prolegg. p. 84. Rasche, Lex. Rei Nummariæ iv. 2, p. 904). The LXX., however, often render שֶׁקֶל by δίδραχμον, which may be thus reconciled with the words of Josephus and the weight of existing coins, by supposing that the shekel before the Babylonian exile, and before the use of coined money, was a smaller weight. Of less value and weight was also the σίκλος, σίγλος used by the Persians, and containing 7½ oboli (six oboli being equal to one drachm), Xen. Anab. i. 5, § 6. Golden shekels used at Ephesus are mentioned by Alexander Ætolus, ap. Macrob. Sat. v. 22.

List of Word Forms
בְּשֶֽׁקֶל־ בְּשֶׁ֔קֶל בְּשֶׁ֖קֶל בְּשֶׁ֗קֶל בְּשֶׁ֣קֶל בְּשֶׁ֤קֶל בְּשֶׁ֥קֶל בשקל בשקל־ הַשֶּׁ֔קֶל הַשֶּׁ֖קֶל הַשָּֽׁקֶל׃ הַשָּׁ֑קֶל השקל השקל׃ וְהַשֶּׁ֖קֶל והשקל לִשְׁקָלִ֖ים לשקלים שְׁקָלִ֑ים שְׁקָלִ֖ים שְׁקָלִ֗ים שְׁקָלִ֛ים שְׁקָלִ֜ים שְׁקָלִ֣ים שְׁקָלִ֥ים שְׁקָלִֽים׃ שְׁקָלִים֙ שִׁקְלֵ֣י שֶֽׁקֶל־ שֶׁ֔קֶל שֶׁ֖קֶל שֶׁ֣קֶל שֶׁ֥קֶל שָֽׁקֶל׃ שָׁ֑קֶל שקל שקל־ שקל׃ שקלי שקלים שקלים׃ bə·še·qel bə·še·qel- bəšeqel bəšeqel- beShekel haš·šā·qel haš·še·qel hashShakel hashShekel haššāqel haššeqel liš·qā·lîm lishkaLim lišqālîm šā·qel šāqel šə·qā·lîm še·qel še·qel- šəqālîm šeqel šeqel- Shakel shekaLim shekel shikLei šiq·lê šiqlê vehashShekel wə·haš·še·qel wəhaššeqel

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