shekel

[ US /ˈʃɛkəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈɛkə‍l/ ]
NOUN
  1. the basic unit of money in Israel
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How To Use shekel In A Sentence

  • The judges deliberated and condemned Belit-litu to (pay) fifty-five shekels (by way of fine), the highest fine that could be inflicted on her, and then gave it to Babylonians and Assyrians, Life and Customs
  • After three years of little or no inflation, consumer prices increased by 6.3 percent in the first six months of the year on the back of a sharp depreciation of the shekel.
  • The shekel is here settled (v. 13); it is twenty jerahs, just half a Roman ounce, in our money 2s. 4 1/4d. and almost the eighth part of a farthing, as the aforesaid learned man exactly computes it. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)
  • The shekel is the measure of money; bargaining is the prototype of all other exchange.
  • [22] This sum of twelve millions of drachmae, which is equal to three millions of shekels, i.e. at 2s. 10d. a shekel, equal to four hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds sterling, was Agrippa the Great's yearly income, or about three quarters of his grandfather Herod's income; he having abated the tax upon houses at Jerusalem, ch. Antiquities of the Jews
  • Be it so; the whole shekel was the holy didrachm: then let the half shekel be, the common didrachm. From the Talmud and Hebraica
  • The whole sum, if in shekel weight, did not exceed - L-3. they brought Joseph into Egypt -- There were two routes to Egypt: the one was overland by Hebron, where Jacob dwelt, and by taking which, the fate of his hapless son would likely have reached the paternal ears; the other was directly westward across the country from Dothan to the maritime coast, and in this, the safest and most expeditious way, the merchants carried Joseph to Egypt. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • Here, at an adjacent workroom, they learn traditional crafts like weaving and stitching cross-stitch patterns of embroidery on traditional clothes and souvenir items from which they earn a few shekels to tide over through these lean months, and for the younger ones, the latest fad in hairdressing. Thursdays with my sisters
  • How he got money from them to bear the charges of his pretensions (v. 4): They gave him seventy pieces of silver; it is not said what the value of these pieces was; so many shekels are less, and so many talents more, than we can well imagine; therefore it is supposed they were each a pound weight: but they gave this money out of the house of Baal-berith, that is, out of the public treasury, which, out of respect to their idol, they deposited in his temple to be protected by him; or out of the offerings that had been made to that idol, which they hoped would prosper the better in his hands for its having been consecrated to their god. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume II (Joshua to Esther)
  • Price: $8 USD for overseas orders, 20 shekels in Israel, including airmail postage.
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