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{2 Samuel 12:30} And he took 3947 z8799 x853 their king's 4428 crown 5850 from off x4480 x5921 his head, 7218 the weight 4948 whereof [was] a talent 3603 of gold 2091 with the precious 3368 stones: 68 and it was x1961 [set] on x5921 David's 1732 head. 7218 And he brought forth 3318 z8689 the spoil 7998 of the city 5892 in great 3966 abundance. 7235 z8687
took:
"And Davidª tookª°¹ the crownª of their kingª from off¹¹ his head,ª and foundª° it to weighª a talentª of gold,ª and [there were] preciousª stonesª in it; and it was set¹ upon¹ David'sª head:ª and he brought²° also exceeding² much²° spoil² out¹¹¹¹ of the city.ª" {1Ch 20:2}
the weight:
If this talent was only seven pounds, as Whiston says, David might have carried it on his head with little difficulty; but this weight, according to common computation, would amount to nearly 114 pounds! Some, therefore, think, that mishkelah should be taken for its value, not weight; which renders it perfectly plain, as the worth of the crown will be about 5,074, 15s, 7d sterling. The ancients mention several such large crowns, made more for sight than use. Atheneus describes a crown of gold that was 24 feet in circumference; and mentions others that were two, some four, and others five feet deep. Pliny takes notice of some that were no less than eight pounds weight. Besides the crown usually worn, it was customary for kings, in some nations, to have such large ones as described, either hung or supported over the throne, where they sat at their coronation or other solemn occasions.
in great abundance:
Heb. very great

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