Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and three score and six talents of gold;
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)b) SOLOMON’S INCOME, SPLENDOUR, AND DOMINION—(2Chronicles 9:13-28). Comp. 1Kings 10:14-29, and 1Kings 4:26-27.
(13) Now the weight of gold.—See 1Kings 10:14, with which this verse coincides.1 Kings 10:13.
The narrative here is parallel with that in marginal reference, from which it varies but little, and to which it adds nothing.
2 Chronicles 9:12Beside that which she had brought unto the king - It is difficult to assign any sense to these words as they now stand in the Hebrew text. A slight alteration will give the meaning: "Beside that which the king had brought for her;" which is in conformity with 1 Kings 10:13.
13. Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year—(See on 1Ki 10:14-29).
six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold—The sum named is equal to £3,646,350; and if we take the proportion of silver (2Ch 9:14), which is not taken into consideration, at one to nine, there would be about £200,000, making a yearly supply of nearly £6,000,000, being a vast amount for an infant effort in maritime commerce [Napier].Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold;
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)1 Kings 10:14-28). Solomon’s Greatness
13. six hundred and threescore and six] This may be called a “round” number, for a system of counting based on the number six was known in ancient times, e.g. among the Assyrians.1 Kings 10:1-13. - This event is narrated as a practical proof of Solomon's extraordinary wisdom. The narrative agrees so exactly in both texts, with the exception of some few quite unimportant differences, that we must regard them as literal extracts from an original document which they have used in common. For the commentary on this section, see on 1 Kings 10:1-13.
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