The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleEzra 1:9
And this is the number of them…
Of the vessels delivered,
thirty chargers of gold, a thousand chargers of silver;
according to Ben Melech, were vessels in which water was put to wash
hands in; but rather they were, as Aben Ezra observes from the
Jerusalem Talmud F18, vessels in which they gathered the blood of lambs
and bullocks slain for sacrifices:
nine and twenty knives;
which, because the handles of them were of
gold or silver, were valuable, and might be very large knives, and what
the priests used in slaying and cutting up the sacrifices.
F18 T. Hieros. Yoma, fol. 41. 1.