The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible1 Chronicles 29:16
O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared…
gold, silver… that he and his people had provided and contributed:
the gold, according to Jacob Leon F18, amounted to 59,766 tons of
gold, and 46,123 gilders, each ton to be reckoned at least 1000 pounds
sterling; the silver, reduced to the value of gold, made 46,337 tons,
and two hundred and fifty gilders; but both, according to Witsius F19,
amounted to 20,585 tons of gold; and if the talents were talents of
the sanctuary, and they double the common talents, as some say they
were, it was as much more, and may well be expressed by
all this store,
besides the brass, iron…
to build thee an house for thine holy name;
to perform holy and
religious worship in it, for the glory of his name: cometh of
thine hand, and [is] all thine own:
this he repeats, that God might
have all the glory of all they had and did.
F18 Relation of Memorable Things in the Tabernacle and Temple, ch. 3. p.
F19 Miscellan. tom. 2. p. 258.