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(בֶּקִע, be'ka, cleft, i.e. part), a Jewish weight of early use (Exodus 38:26), being half a SHEKEL (See SHEKEL) (q.v.), the unit of value

(Genesis 24:22, "half-shekel"). (See METROLOGY). Every Israelite paid one bekah (about 31 cents) yearly for the support and repairs of the Temple (Exodus 30:13). (See DIDRACHMA).


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Bekah'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/b/bekah.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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