And for a hundred talents of silver, he got a hundred thousand fighting-men from Israel.
In addition he hired 100,000 soldiers from Israel in the north at a cost of about four and a half tons of silver.
He also hired one hundred thousand mighty men of valor from Israel for one hundred talents of silver.
He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.
He also hired 100,000 soldiers from Israel for 7,500 pounds of silver.
He hired 100,000 Israelite warriors for a hundred talents* of silver.
25:6 He hired 100,000 Israelite warriors for a hundred talents768
tn The Hebrew word כִּכַּר (kikar, “circle”) refers generally to something that is round. When used of metals it can refer to a disk-shaped weight made of the metal or, by extension, to a standard unit of weight. According to the older (Babylonian) standard the “talent” weighed 130 lbs. (58.9 kg), but later this was lowered to 108.3 lbs. (49.1 kg). More recent research suggests the “light” standard talent was 67.3 lbs. (30.6 kg). Using this as the standard for calculation, the weight of the silver was 6,730 lbs. (3,060 kg).