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Ezra 8:27

    Ezra 8:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Also twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Also twenty basins of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and twenty bowls of gold, of a thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious as gold.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And twenty gold basins, of a thousand darics, and two vessels of the best bright brass, equal in value to gold.

    Webster's Revision

    and twenty bowls of gold, of a thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious as gold.

    World English Bible

    and twenty bowls of gold, of one thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious as gold.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and twenty bowls of gold, of a thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious as gold.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezra 8:27

    Twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams - Not of a thousand drams (i. e., darics) each, but worth altogether a thousand darics. As the value of the daric was about 22 shillings of British money, each basin, or saucer, would have been worth (apart from the fashioning) 55 British pounds.

    Of fine copper - The word translated "fine," which occurs here only, is thought to mean either "yellow" or "glittering" (see the margin). Probably the vessels were of orichalcum, an amalgam which was either brass or something nearly approaching to brass, but which was very rarely produced in the ancient world, and, when produced, was regarded as highly valuable.