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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
(D.V., sicle; Hebrew: sheqel, to weigh)
An ancient unit of weight of the Babylonians, Phoenicians, and Hebrews, equal to one sixtieth of a pound. It was also the name of the chief silver coin of the Hebrews, and is mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 24; Exodus 30; 2 Kings 14).
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Entry for 'Shekel'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/s/shekel.html. 1910.