# Frequent question: How much is a shackle in the Bible?

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## What are shackles money?

A shekel was first a unit of weight—very roughly 11 grams (0.39 oz)—and became currency in ancient Tyre and ancient Carthage and then in ancient Israel under the Maccabees.

## How much was Joseph sold for in today’s money?

Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt” (Genesis 37:28-29).

## How much was a Gerah worth?

A gerah (Hebrew: גרה‎, romanized: gêrāh) is an ancient Hebrew unit of weight and currency, which, according to the Book of Exodus (30:13), was equivalent to 1⁄20 of a shekel. God tells Moses, the payment for life ransom during the census taking is half a shekel, “which weighs ten gerah”.

## How much was half a shekel worth in the Bible?

The New Testament provides an estimated value of a similar silver coin. In one of his parables Jesus mentions the wages of a day’s work in a vineyard to be “one Denarius” (Matthew 20:2). The Roman denarius was about 3.4 grams of silver, and so half a shekel would be worth about 2 days of labor in a vineyard.

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## How much was a silver coin worth in the Bible?

Depending on which of the coins was used, in modern values of silver, these known coins would bring the sum to be between \$250 and \$300. Some scholars have observed that one silver coin was a working man’s wage. So in modern terms, a worker getting \$15 an hour in an eight-hour day would take would take home \$120.

## How much would Judas 30 pieces of silver be worth today?

There are 31.1035 grams per troy ounce. At spot valuation of \$28/ozt in 2021, 30 “pieces of silver” would be worth approximately \$91 to \$441 in present-day value (USD) depending on which coin was used.

## How much was 30 pieces of silver worth in Bible times?

The silver in these 30 coins would be worth \$197.40 today. The coins themselves, being ancient and historical, would of course be priceless, but at the time they were just regular silver coins used as instruments of commerce. That \$197.40 is a value out of time, however.

## How much is a sanctuary shekel?

The sanctuary shekel would then equal 0.4 of an ounce of gold (20 times 1/50 of an ounce), or 12 grams for those that went to school after Independence. Based on a price of \$50,80 per gram, the approximate value of a sanctuary shekel would be \$609,60 in today’s market.

## What is Mina in the Bible?

The mina, or minah, was a basic standard of weight among the ancient Hebrews. … In the sacred system of weights, the sacred mina was equal to 60 shekels, and 60 sacred minas equaled 1 sacred talent.

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## What is maneh in the Bible?

Early 17th century; earliest use found in The Holy Bible, conteyning the old testament and the new. From Hebrew māneh a weight used to measure precious metals and other commodities, roughly equivalent to 500 grams; compare biblical Aramaic mĕnē, Syriac manyā, Ugaritic mn, and Akkadian manū; also Arabic mann. mwahahaha.