six hundred shekels of gold

1 Chronicles 21:25

21:25 six hundred shekels of gold. The parallel passage (II Samuel 24:24) says that David paid Ornan fifty shekels of silver for his threshing floor. However, this amount was only for David’s sacrifices. Evidently the six hundred shekels was agreed on later by David to purchase the site for the temple (II Chronicles 3:1). The site, on Mount Moriah, was also significant as the place where Abraham had been asked to offer his son Isaac (Genesis 22:2).

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