How much is a talent (unit of mass)?

Self-tutoring about antiquity: the tutor brings up the ancient unit of mass talent.

Talent is a measure used for precious metals in the Old Testament – for instance, in 1 Kings 10.10. How much was a talent?

Apparently, a talent, back then, may have been as low as 30kg, but as high as 60kg. 30kg seems the more likely number for the days of Solomon, who apparently lived around 1000BCE.


Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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