An ancient Hebrew unit of mass, about 75.6 pounds. It belongs to the talent family of units.
In the Bible in English it is translated “talent.”
And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return from me; that which thou puttest on me I will bear. And the king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.
2 Kings 18:14
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