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Hebrew

Noun

קְשִׂיטָה (k'sitá) f.

  1. (archaic) An ancient piece of money, probably of a particular weight and cast in the form of a lamb, as known from Ancient Egyptian monuments.
    • Genesis 33:19:
      וַיִּקֶן אֶת־חֶלְקַת הַשָּׂדֶה אֲשֶׁר נָטָה־שָׁם אָהֳלוֹ מִיַּד בְּנֵי־חֲמוֹר אֲבִי שְׁכֶם בְּמֵאָה קְשִׂיטָה׃
      vayikén et-khelkát hasadé ashér natá-sham oholó miyád b'nei-khamór avi sh'khém b'méa k'sitá.
      And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.[1]
    • Joshua 24:32:
      וְאֶת־עַצְמוֹת יוֹסֵף אֲשֶׁר־הֶעֱלוּ בְנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵל ׀ מִמִּצְרַיִם קָבְרוּ בִשְׁכֶם בְּחֶלְקַת הַשָּׂדֶה אֲשֶׁר קָנָה יַעֲקֹב מֵאֵת בְּנֵי־חֲמוֹר אֲבִי־שְׁכֶם בְּמֵאָה קְשִׂיטָה וַיִּהְיוּ לִבְנֵי־יוֹסֵף לְנַחֲלָה׃
      v'et-atz'mót yoséf asher-he'elú b'nei-yisra'él mimitzráyim kav'rú bish'khém b'khelkat hasadé ashér kana ya'akóv me'ét b'nei-khamór avi-sh'khém b'me'a k'sitá vayihyú liv'nei-yoséf l'nakhalá.
      And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.[1]
    • Job 42:11:
      וַיָּבֹאוּ אֵלָיו כָּל־אֶחָיו וְכָל־אַחְיוֹתָיו וְכָל־יֹדְעָיו לְפָנִים וַיֹּאכְלוּ עִמּוֹ לֶחֶם בְּבֵיתוֹ וַיָּנֻדוּ לוֹ וַיְנַחֲמוּ אֹתוֹ עַל כָּל־הָרָעָה אֲשֶׁר־הֵבִיא ה׳ עָלָיו וַיִּתְּנוּ־לוֹ אִישׁ קְשִׂיטָה אֶחָת וְאִישׁ נֶזֶם זָהָב אֶחָד׃
      vayavó'u eiláv kol-ekháv v'khol-akhyotáv v'khol-yod'áv l'faním vayokhlú imó lékhem b'veitó vayanúdu lo vay'nakhamú otó al kol-hará'a asher-heví H. aláv vayit'nú-lo ish k'sitá ekhát v'ish nézem zaháv ekhád.
      Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.[1]

References

  • Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Authorized King James translation (1611).







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