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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary


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a measure of weight among the ancients, equivalent to sixty maneh, or one hundred and thirteen pounds ten ounces one pennyweight and ten grains. The value of a talent of silver was three hundred and forty- two pounds three shillings and nine-pence, and a talent of gold was equal to five thousand four hundred and seventy-five pounds sterling. In the writings of the evangelists, the term is employed to denote the various gifts or opportunities for usefulness which the Lord of heaven confers upon his servants, and for which he will call them to give in their account at the last day, Matthew 25:15 ; Luke 19:12 .

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Talent'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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