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Bible Dictionaries

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Piece of old

Piece of Gold. The rendering "pieces of gold," as in 2 Kings 5:5, is very doubtful; and "shekels of gold" as designating the value of the whole quantity, not individual pieces is preferable. Coined money was unknown in Palestine till the Persian period.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Piece of old'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/p/piece-of-old.html. 1901.

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