New Defender's Study Bible Notes
29:4 three thousand talents. I Chronicles 22:14 says that David gave a hundred thousand talents of gold and a thousand thousand talents of silver for the proposed temple. This could represent a copyist error, or more likely, two entirely separate gifts at two different times.
29:6 offered willingly. There had been no pressure by David on the people, but his own example of personal generosity, as well as the challenge of the great project itself, was sufficient to persuade them to generous giving. Six times the phrase “offered willingly,” or the equivalent, is used of their response (twice in I Chronicles 29:9, once each in I Chronicles 29:6 and 14, twice in I Chronicles 29:17).
29:7 drams. Originally, “handfuls.”