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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Shekel, Genesis 24:22; Exodus 30:13, means "weight," and was the name of a particular weight of uncoined gold or silver, and in later history of a silver coin worth about 65 cents. See Money, Measures and Weights.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Shekel'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/s/shekel.html. 1893.