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According to Exodus, which is made up of the other: the shekel or the gerah?




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Answer: the shekel

According to Exodus 30:13: This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs) an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD.

The gerah was probably a type of seed or bean. The shekel was probably the Babylonian shekel of 160 grains.

Further info: http://bibletools.org//index.cfm/fuseaction/Def.show/RTD/ISBE/ID/9164 - biblical weights and measures


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