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pound ( מנה , māneh ; μνᾶ , mná , λίτρα , lı́tra ; Latin, libra ): Pound does not correctly represent the Hebrew māneh , which was more than a pound (see MANEH ). The litra of John 12:3 and John 19:39 is the Roman pound ( libra ) of 4, 950 grains, which is less than a pound troy, being about 10 1/3 oz. In a monetary sense (its use in Luke 19:13-25 ) it is the mna , or māneh , which was either of silver or gold, the former, which is probably the one referred to by Luke, being equal to 6, 17 British pounds, or about (in 1915); the latter 102, 10 British pounds or (in 1915). See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES .

Figurative: "Pound," like "talent," is used in the New Testament for intellectual gifts and spiritual endowments, as in the passage given above.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Pound'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/p/pound.html. 1915.

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