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maneh in the Bible

portion (Ezek. 45:12), rendered "pound" (1 Kings 10:17; Ezra 2:69; Neh. 7:71, 72), a weight variously estimated, probably about 2 1/2 or 3 lbs. A maneh of gold consisted of a hundred common shekels (q.v.). (Comp. 1 Kings 10:17, and 2 Chr. 9:16).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • The maneh was divided into sixty shekels, and the standard used in later Babylonia had been fixed by Dungi, king of Ur.

  • I will earn a maneh of silver wherewith to buy new plants for his garden, if he will let me now depart from him.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter

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