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Lexicon :: Strong's H8255 - šeqel

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שֶׁקֶל
Transliteration
šeqel
Pronunciation
sheh'-kel (Key)
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2454a

Strong’s Definitions

שֶׁקֶל sheqel, sheh'-kel; from H8254; probably a weight; used as a commercial standard:—shekel.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 88x

The KJV translates Strong's H8255 in the following manner: shekel (88x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 88x
The KJV translates Strong's H8255 in the following manner: shekel (88x).
  1. shekel

    1. the chief unit of weight or measure

      1. gold - 1/10000 of a talent and equal to 220 grains

      2. silver - 1/3000 of a talent and equal to 132 grains

      3. copper - 1/1500 of a talent and equal to 528 grains

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שֶׁקֶל sheqel, sheh'-kel; from H8254; probably a weight; used as a commercial standard:—shekel.
STRONGS H8255:
שֶׁ֫קֶל 87 noun masculineLeviticus 27:6 a weight, shekel (originally = weight; late Hebrew = coin GACookeInscr. 356); — absolute שׁ׳ Amos 8:5 +, שָׁ֑קֶל Exodus 38:29 +; plural שְׁקָלִים Joshua 7:21 +; construct שִׁקְלֵי 1 Chronicles 21:25; — shekel, as standard weight Amos 8:5; of weight of bronze armour 1 Samuel 17:5, iron spear-head 1 Samuel 17:7, +2 Samuel 21:16b (see מִשְׁקָל), hair 2 Samuel 14:26, food Ezekiel 4:10; implying value, of wedge of gold Joshua 7:21 (JE); of nails in temple (gold) 2 Chronicles 3:9; usually a definite weight of silver (used in payment. or valuation) Exodus 21:32 (E), Joshua 7:21 (JE), 1 Samuel 9:8; 2 Samuel 24:24; 2 Kings 7:1 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 7:16 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 7:18 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 15:20; Jeremiah 32:9; Ezekiel 45:12 (twice in verse) (see infra), and (= coin, from time of Darius I) Nehemiah 5:15; Nehemiah 10:33; Leviticus 5:15; Leviticus 27:3, 4, 5 (twice in verse) (all P), +53 times P; also מַחֲצִית הַשּׁ׳ Exodus 30:13 (twice in verse); Exodus 30:15; Exodus 38:26 (= בֶּקַל), all half-shekel, atonement-money; compare שְׁלִישִׁית הַשּׁ׳ Nehemiah 10:33 one-third; also רֶבַע שׁ׳ 1 Samuel 9:8 one-fourth if shekel; שׁ׳ = 20 גֵּרָה (ג׳ otherwise unknown) Ezekiel 45:12; Exodus 30:13; Leviticus 27:25; Numbers 3:47; 50שׁ׳ = one maneh Ezekiel 45:12 (read וַחֲמִשִּׁים for וחמשׁה [and עֶשְׂרֵה for עֲשָׂרָה preceding], Greek Version of the LXXA Boeckh Hi-Sm Co Toy Da Krae Berthol); הַקֹּדֶשׁ שׁ׳ Exodus 30:13, 24; Leviticus 5:15; Numbers 3:47, 50; Numbers 7:13 + 21 times P; land estimated in שׁ׳ of gold 1 Chronicles 21:25; שׂ׳ also often omitted after number — שׁ׳ was of two standards, one one-half the other; actual weights (and values) varied, but most persistent were:
(1) gold, 252 2/3-grams Troy (or 126 1/3), modern equivalent approximately £2 1S., or $10;
(2) silver, 224 1/2-grams (nearly 1/2 ounce) = הַקֹּדֶשׁ שׁ׳ (see above), or 112 1/4, modern equivalent approximately 2s. 9d., or 67 with; בְּאֶבֶן הַמֶּלֶךְ שׁ׳ 2 Samuel 14:26 is dubious; if late (Bu HPS Löhr Now) it probably reference to a Babylonian or Persian scale (compare S-Cpap באבני מלכא often); 60 (or 50) שׁ׳ = 1 mina, 60 minas= 1 talent(see מָנֶה,כִּכָּר). See especially ARSKHast. DB WEIGHTS AND MEASURES,and MONEY.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H8625.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Exodus

21:32; 30:13; 30:13; 30:13; 30:15; 30:24; 38:26; 38:29

Leviticus

5:15; 5:15; 27:3; 27:4; 27:5; 27:6; 27:25

Numbers

3:47; 3:47; 3:50; 7:13

Joshua

7:21; 7:21; 7:21

1 Samuel

9:8; 9:8; 17:5; 17:7

2 Samuel

14:26; 14:26; 21:16; 24:24

2 Kings

7:1; 7:16; 7:18; 15:20

1 Chronicles

21:25; 21:25

2 Chronicles

3:9

Nehemiah

5:15; 10:33; 10:33

Jeremiah

32:9

Ezekiel

4:10; 45:12; 45:12; 45:12

Amos

8:5; 8:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8255 matches the Hebrew שֶׁקֶל (šeqel),
which occurs 88 times in 54 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 23:15–Neh 10:32)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:15 - My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels H8255 of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:16 - And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels H8255 of silver, current money with the merchant.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:32 - If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels H8255 of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:13 - This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary: (a shekel H8255 is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel H8255 shall be the offering of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:15 - The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, H8255 when they give an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:24 - And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:24 - All the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the holy place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:25 - And the silver of them that were numbered of the congregation was an hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and threescore and fifteen shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:26 - A bekah for every man, that is, half a shekel, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary, for every one that went to be numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:29 - And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels. H8255
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:15 - If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels H8255 of silver, after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:3 - And thy estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even thy estimation shall be fifty shekels H8255 of silver, after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:4 - And if it be a female, then thy estimation shall be thirty shekels. H8255
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:5 - And if it be from five years old even unto twenty years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels, H8255 and for the female ten shekels. H8255
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:6 - And if it be from a month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels H8255 of silver, and for the female thy estimation shall be three shekels H8255 of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:7 - And if it be from sixty years old and above; if it be a male, then thy estimation shall be fifteen shekels, H8255 and for the female ten shekels. H8255
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:16 - And if a man shall sanctify unto the LORD some part of a field of his possession, then thy estimation shall be according to the seed thereof: an homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels H8255 of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:25 - And all thy estimations shall be according to the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs shall be the shekel. H8255
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:47 - Thou shalt even take five shekels H8255 apiece by the poll, after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary shalt thou take them: (the shekel H8255 is twenty gerahs:)
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:50 - Of the firstborn of the children of Israel took he the money; a thousand three hundred and threescore and five shekels, after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:13 - And his offering was one silver charger, the weight thereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary; both of them were full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:19 - He offered for his offering one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:25 - His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:31 - His offering was one silver charger of the weight of an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:37 - His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:43 - His offering was one silver charger of the weight of an hundred and thirty shekels, a silver bowl of seventy shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:49 - His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:55 - His offering was one silver charger of the weight of an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:61 - His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:67 - His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:73 - His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:79 - His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:85 - Each charger of silver weighing an hundred and thirty shekels, each bowl seventy: all the silver vessels weighed two thousand and four hundred shekels, after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:86 - The golden spoons were twelve, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary: all the gold of the spoons was an hundred and twenty shekels.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:16 - And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt thou redeem, according to thine estimation, for the money of five shekels, H8255 after the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:52 - And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to the LORD, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels. H8255
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:21 - When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels H8255 of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels H8255 weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:8 - And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel H8255 of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:5 - And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels H8255 of brass.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:7 - And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels H8255 of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:26 - And when he polled his head, (for it was at every year's end that he polled it: because the hair was heavy on him, therefore he polled it:) he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels H8255 after the king's weight.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:24 - And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels H8255 of silver.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:1 - Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, H8255 and two measures of barley for a shekel, H8255 in the gate of Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:16 - And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, H8255 and two measures of barley for a shekel, H8255 according to the word of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:18 - And it came to pass as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, Two measures of barley for a shekel, H8255 and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, H8255 shall be to morrow about this time in the gate of Samaria:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:20 - And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels H8255 of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and stayed not there in the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:25 - So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels H8255 of gold by weight.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:9 - And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels H8255 of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:15 - But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels H8255 of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:32 - Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel H8255 for the service of the house of our God;

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