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Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
A weight used among the Israelites; supposed in silver to be worth somewhat about two shillings and three-pence farthing current coin of our English money. If of gold it was about eighteen shillings. The name seems to be derived from Shakel, to weigh.
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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Shekel'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/pmd/s/shekel.html. London. 1828.