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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

SHEKEL OF THE KING'S WEIGHT, ROYAL SHEKEL

('ebhen ha-melekh, "stone (i.e. weight) of the king"):

The shekel by which Absalom's hair was weighed (2 Samuel 14:26), probably the light shekel of 130 grains.

See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SHEKEL OF THE KING'S WEIGHT, ROYAL SHEKEL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T7975>. 1915.