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Bible Dictionaries

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Pound

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  • A weight. Heb. maneh, equal to 100 shekels (1 Kings 10:17; Ezra 2:69; Nehemiah 7:71,72 ). Gr. litra, equal to about 12 oz. avoirdupois (John 12:3; 19:39 ).

  • A sum of money; the Gr. mna or mina (Luke 19:13,16,18,20,24,25 ). It was equal to 100 drachmas, and was of the value of about ,6s. 8d. of our money. (See MONEY .)

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    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Pound'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/p/pound.html. 1897.

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