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Lexicon :: Strong's H1871 - darkᵊmôn

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of Persian origin
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 453c

Variant Spellings

The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: דרכמון.

Strong’s Definitions

דַּרְכְּמוֹן darkᵉmôwn, dar-kem-one'; of Persian origin; a 'drachma', or coin:—dram.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x

The KJV translates Strong's H1871 in the following manner: dram (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x
The KJV translates Strong's H1871 in the following manner: dram (4x).
  1. daric, drachma, dram, unit of measure

    1. a gold coin current in Palestine in the period after the return from Babylon; 128 grains (8.32 grams) of gold worth about $120 dollars and 128 grains of silver worth about $2.40

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
דַּרְכְּמוֹן darkᵉmôwn, dar-kem-one'; of Persian origin; a 'drachma', or coin:—dram.
† [דַּרְכְּמוֺן, אֲדַרְכּוֺן (א prosthetic)] noun [masculine] unit (apparently of weight, certainly) of value, rare & late, perhaps drachma, others daric, see below: — only plural דַּרְכְּמוֺנִים of gold Ezra 2:69 (|| מָנִים of silver) = Nehemiah 7:70 [Nehemiah 7:71] (|| id.); so דַּרְכְּמֹנִים Nehemiah 7:69 [Nehemiah 7:70], Nehemiah 7:71 [Nehemiah 7:72]; also אֲדַרְכֹּנִים of gold money [H150 1 Chronicles 29:7] (|| כִּכָּרִים; כ׳ also in same see of silver, brass & iron); of weight (or worth) of gold utensils [H150 Ezra 8:27]. — Weight of Greek δραχμή = 4.32 grammes (= 66.5 English grams); value of silver dram = about 9 3/4 dr. English value of gold dram (1/2 stater) = approximately 9s.5d. English, compare HultschGr. u. Röm. Metrol. (1882) 224, 227, 230-250, & Tab. xiv, xvi. — (If ד׳ = drachma, then perhaps editorial insertion in Nehemiah Ezra (regarded as loan-word in both Greek & Hebrew from some Asiatic source by EwGGA 1855, 1392 ff.; 1856, 798; Geschichte. i. 274, H. i. 189 compare SmListen 18, N. 24, but on Greek derivatives compare Lex. Lidd. & Sc., also BrandisMünz-Mass-u. Gewichtssytem 58 f. Hultschl.c. 131); compare Phoenician plural דרכמנם, דרכנם = drachmae according to RenRa 1888, 7 BergerMÈm. Soc. Ling. de Paris, 1889, 385 HoffmAGG xxxvi Mai, 1889, 8. According to view commonly current hitherto ד׳ = daric, Greek δαρεικός compare Syriac bdb020401, Persian gold coin = approximately English sovereign (weight = approximately 2 drachma): Brandisl.c. 62, 244 ff. Hultschl.c. 466 Schr in RiHWB Art. Darike ErmanZPV ii, 75 HoffmZA 1887, 49 ff. (Hoffml.c. abandons), compare Ryle Ezra 2:69.)
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2:69; 2:69


7:70; 7:71; 7:72


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1871 matches the Hebrew דַּרְכְּמוֹן (darkᵊmôn),
which occurs 4 times in 4 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:69 - According to their ability they gave to the treasury for the work sixty-one thousand gold drachmas H1871, five thousand silver minas, and a hundred priestly [fn]garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:70 - Some of the heads of fathers’ households gave to the work. The [fn]governor gave to the treasury a thousand gold drachmas H1871, fifty basins, and 530 priests’ garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:71 - And some of the heads of fathers’ households gave to the treasury for the work twenty thousand gold drachmas H1871 and 2,200 silver minas.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:72 - What the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand gold drachmas H1871, two thousand silver minas, and sixty-seven priests’ garments.

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