SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:26 Y fue el peso de los zarcillos de oro que él pidió, mil setecientos siclos de oro; sin las planchas, y joyeles, y vestidos de púrpura, que traían los reyes de Madián, y sin los collares que traían sus camellos al cuello.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 8:26 Verse 26. The weight of the golden ear-rings-was a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold] Taking the shekel at half an ounce weight, the sum of the gold collected in ear-rings was seventy pounds ten ounces; and worth, as gold now rates, about œ3, 100 sterling. This computation of the weight of the golden ear-rings, taken from the slaughtered Ishmaelites, will bring to the reader's mind the slaughter of the Roman knights by the Carthaginians at the battle of Cannae, from whose spoils Hannibal sent three bushels of gold rings to the city of Carthage!
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 26. And the weight of the golden earrings he requested was one thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold , etc.] Which, as Schcuchzer computes, was eight hundred and ten ounces, five drachms, one scruple, and ten grains, of the weight of physicians; but as reckoned by Moatanus amounted to eight hundred and fifty ounces, and were of the value of 6800 crowns of gold; and, according to Waserus f181 , it amounted to 3400 Hungarian pieces of gold, and of their money at Zurich upwards of 15,413 pounds, and of our money 2,380 pounds: besides ornaments ; such as were upon the necks of the camels, ( Judges 8:21) for the same word is used here as there: and collars ; the Targum renders it a crown, and Ben Melech says in the Arabic language the word signifies clear crystal; but Kimchi and Ben Gersom take them to be golden vessels, in which they put “stacte”, or some odoriferous liquor, and so were properly smelling bottles: and purple raiment that was on the kings of Midian ; which it seems was the colour that kings wore, as they now do; so Strabo says of the kings of Arabia, that they are clothed in purple: and besides the chains that were about their camels’ necks ; which seem to be different from the other ornaments about them, since another word is here used; now all these seem to have been what fell to his share, as the general of the army, and not what were given him by the people.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 22-28 - Gideon refused the government the people offered him. No good man can be pleased with any honour done to himself, which belongs only to God Gideon thought to keep up the remembrance of this victory by an ephod made of the choicest of the spoils. But probably this ephod had, a usual, a teraphim annexed to it, and Gideon intended this for an oracl to be consulted. Many are led into false ways by one false step of good man. It became a snare to Gideon himself, and it proved the rui of the family. How soon will ornaments which feed the lust of the eye and form the pride of life, as well as tend to the indulgences of the flesh, bring shame on those who are fond of them!
Original Hebrew ויהי 1961 משׁקל 4948 נזמי 5141 הזהב 2091 אשׁר 834 שׁאל 7592 אלף 505 ושׁבע 7651 מאות 3967 זהב 2091 לבד 905 מן 4480 השׂהרנים 7720 והנטפות 5188 ובגדי 899 הארגמן 713 שׁעל 5921 מלכי 4428 מדין 4080 ולבד 905 מן 4480 הענקות 6060 אשׁר 834 בצוארי 6677 גמליהם׃ 1581