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Lexicon :: Strong's H8255 - šeqel

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שֶׁקֶל
Transliteration
šeqel
Pronunciation
sheh'-kel
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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 WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 23:15–Neh 10:32)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:15 - “My lord, listen to me: a plot of land worth [fn]four hundred shekels H8255 of silver—what is that between me and you? So bury your dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:16 - Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the [fn]presence of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels H8255 of silver, currency acceptable to a merchant.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:32 - “If the ox gores a male or female slave, [fn]the owner shall give his or her master [fn]thirty shekels H8255 of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:13 - “This is what everyone who [fn]is counted shall give: half a [fn]shekel H8255 according to the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary (the shekel H8255 is twenty gerahs), half a shekel H8255 as a [fn]contribution to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:15 - “The rich shall not pay more, and the poor shall not pay less, than the half shekel H8255, when you give the [fn]contribution to the LORD to make atonement for [fn]yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:24 - and of cassia 500, according to the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a [fn]hin.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:24 - All the gold that was used for the work, in all the work of the sanctuary, [fn]which was the gold of the wave offering, was twenty-nine [fn]talents and 730 [fn]shekels H8255, according to the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:25 - And the silver of those of the congregation who were [fn]counted was a hundred talents and 1,775 shekels H8255, according to the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:26 - a beka a head (that is, half a shekel H8255 according to the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary), assessed to each one who passed over to those who were [fn]counted, from twenty years old and upward, for 603,550 men.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:29 - And the bronze of the wave offering was seventy talents and 2,400 shekels H8255.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:15 - “If a person acts unfaithfully and sins unintentionally against the LORD’S holy things, then he shall bring his guilt offering to the LORD: a ram without defect from the flock, according to your assessment in silver by shekels H8255, in terms of the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary, as a guilt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:3 - ‘If your assessment is of a male from twenty years even to sixty years old, then your assessment shall be fifty shekels H8255 of silver, by the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:4 - ‘Or if [fn]the person is a female, then your assessment shall be thirty shekels H8255.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:5 - ‘And if the person is from five years even to twenty years old, then your assessment for a male shall be twenty shekels H8255, and for a female, ten shekels H8255.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:6 - ‘But if the person is from a month even up to five years old, then your assessment shall be five shekels H8255 of silver for a male, and for a female your assessment shall be three shekels H8255 of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:7 - ‘If the person is from sixty years old and upward, if a male, then your assessment shall be fifteen shekels H8255, and for a female, ten shekels H8255.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:16 - ‘Again, if someone consecrates to the LORD part of the field of his own property, then your assessment shall be [fn]proportionate to the seed needed for it: a [fn]homer of barley seed at fifty shekels H8255 of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:25 - ‘Every assessment of yours, moreover, shall be by the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary. The shekel H8255 shall be twenty gerahs.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:47 - you shall take five shekels H8255 apiece, per head; you shall take them in terms of the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary (the shekel H8255 is twenty [fn]gerahs),
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:50 - from the firstborn of the sons of Israel he took the money in terms of the shekel H8255 of the sanctuary, 1,365.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:13 - and his offering was one silver [fn]dish whose weight was 130 shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels H8255 in [fn]sanctuary shekels H8255, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:19 - he presented as his offering one silver dish whose weight was 130 shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels H8255 in sanctuary shekels H8255, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:25 - his offering was also one silver dish whose weight was 130 shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels H8255 in sanctuary shekels H8255, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:31 - his offering was also one silver dish whose weight was 130 shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels H8255 in sanctuary shekels H8255, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:37 - his offering was also one silver dish whose weight was 130 shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels H8255 in sanctuary shekels H8255, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:43 - his offering was also one silver dish whose weight was 130 shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels H8255 in sanctuary shekels H8255, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:49 - his offering was also one silver dish whose weight was 130 shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels H8255 in sanctuary shekels H8255, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:55 - his offering was also one silver dish whose weight was 130 shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels H8255 in sanctuary shekels H8255, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:61 - his offering was also one silver dish whose weight was 130 shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels H8255 in sanctuary shekels H8255, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:67 - his offering was also one silver dish whose weight was 130 shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels H8255 in sanctuary shekels H8255, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:73 - his offering was also one silver dish whose weight was 130 shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels H8255 in sanctuary shekels H8255, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:79 - his offering was also one silver dish whose weight was 130 shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels H8255 in sanctuary shekels H8255, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:85 - each silver dish weighing 130 shekels and each bowl seventy; all the silver of the utensils totaled 2,400 in sanctuary shekels H8255;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:86 - the twelve gold pans full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece in sanctuary shekels H8255, all the gold of the pans totaled 120 shekels.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:16 - “As to [fn]their redemption price, from a month old you shall redeem them, by your assessment, five [fn]shekels H8255 in silver by the [fn]shekel H8255 of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:52 - All the gold of the offering which they offered up to the LORD, from the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, was 16,750 shekels H8255.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:21 - when I saw among the spoils a beautiful robe from Shinar, two hundred shekels H8255 of silver, and a bar of gold fifty shekels H8255 in weight, then I wanted them and took them; and behold, they are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:8 - The servant answered Saul again and said, “Look, I have in my hand a fourth of a shekel H8255 of silver; I will give it to the man of God and he will tell us our way.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:5 - And he had a bronze helmet on his head, and he wore scale-armor [fn]which weighed [fn]five thousand shekels H8255 of bronze.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:7 - The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and the head of his spear weighed [fn]six hundred shekels H8255 of iron; and his shield-carrier walked in front of him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:26 - And when he cut the hair of his head (and it was at the end of every year that he cut it, because it was heavy on him, so he cut it), he weighed the hair of his head at [fn]two hundred shekels H8255 by the king’s weight.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:24 - However, the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will certainly buy it from you for a price; for I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God [fn]that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels H8255 of silver.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:1 - Then Elisha said, “Listen to the word of the LORD; this is what the LORD says: ‘About this time tomorrow a [fn]measure of fine flour will be sold for a shekel H8255, and two measures of barley for a shekel H8255, at the gate of Samaria.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:16 - So the people went out and plundered the camp of the Arameans. Then a [fn]measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel H8255, and two [fn]measures of barley for a shekel H8255, in accordance with the word of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:18 - So it happened just as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, “Two [fn]measures of barley for a shekel H8255 and a [fn]measure of fine flour for a shekel H8255, will be sold about this time tomorrow at the gate of Samaria.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:20 - Then Menahem collected the money from Israel, from all the [fn]mighty men of wealth, from each man fifty shekels H8255 of silver to pay the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria returned and did not stay there in the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:25 - So David gave Ornan six hundred shekels H8255 of gold by weight for the [fn]site.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:9 - The weight of the nails was fifty shekels H8255 of gold. He also overlaid the upper rooms with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:15 - But the previous governors who were before me [fn]laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels H8255 of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of my fear of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:32 - We also imposed [fn]on ourselves the obligation to contribute yearly a third of a shekel H8255 for the service of the house of our God:

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