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bekah in the Bible

Both the name and its explanation, "a half shekel," are given in Ex. 38:26. The word properly means a "division," a "part." (R.V., "beka.")

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • The bekah, 10 gerahs, weighed about a quarter of an ounce (4.39 drams).

    The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
  • One hundred and ninety-two houses in the Mappalian district let to the New Carthaginians at the rate of one bekah a moon.

    Salammbo Gustave Flaubert

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