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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #8255 - שֶׁקֶל

Transliteration
sheqel
Phonetics
sheh'-kel
Origin
from (H8254)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
2454a
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

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 Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (71)
Genesis
2
Exodus
10
Leviticus
14
Numbers
20
Joshua
2
1 Samuel
3
2 Samuel
2
2 Kings
7
1 Chronicles
1
2 Chronicles
1
Nehemiah
2
Jeremiah
1
Ezekiel
5
Amos
1
NAS (88)
Genesis
2
Exodus
14
Leviticus
14
Numbers
33
Joshua
2
1 Samuel
3
2 Samuel
2
2 Kings
7
1 Chronicles
1
2 Chronicles
1
Nehemiah
2
Jeremiah
1
Ezekiel
5
Amos
1
HCS (86)
Genesis
2
Exodus
14
Leviticus
14
Numbers
33
Joshua
2
1 Samuel
3
2 Samuel
2
2 Kings
7
1 Chronicles
1
2 Chronicles
1
Nehemiah
2
Jeremiah
1
Ezekiel
3
Amos
1
BSB (88)
Genesis
2
Exodus
14
Leviticus
14
Numbers
33
Joshua
2
1 Samuel
3
2 Samuel
2
2 Kings
7
1 Chronicles
1
2 Chronicles
1
Nehemiah
2
Jeremiah
1
Ezekiel
5
Amos
1
ESV (75)
Genesis
2
Leviticus
14
Numbers
34
Joshua
2
1 Samuel
3
2 Samuel
2
2 Kings
7
1 Chronicles
1
2 Chronicles
1
Nehemiah
2
Jeremiah
1
Ezekiel
5
Amos
1
WEB (88)
Genesis
2
Exodus
14
Leviticus
14
Numbers
33
Joshua
2
1 Samuel
3
2 Samuel
2
2 Kings
7
1 Chronicles
1
2 Chronicles
1
Nehemiah
2
Jeremiah
1
Ezekiel
5
Amos
1
Verse Results
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: ©1999-2022
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee 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.

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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
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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