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dar´ik ( דּרכּמון , darkemōn , and אדרכּון , 'adharkōn ; δαρεικός , dareikós ): A P ersian gold coin about a guinea or five dollars in value. The first form of the word occurs in 1 Chronicles 29:7 ; Ezra 2:69 , and Nehemiah 7:70-72 ; the second in Ezra 8:27 and is rendered, "dram" in the King James Version and "daric" in the Revised Version (British and American). In the passage in Chronicles, it must refer to a weight, since at the time of David there were no coins, but in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah the Persian darics were current. See MONEY .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Daric'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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