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10,000 talents is worth about 150,000 year's wages.

Here's the calculation:

1 talent = 60 minas

1 mina = 3 month's wages

1 talent = 60 x (3 months' wages) = 180 months' wages

1 talent = 180 months' wages / 12 months in a year = 15 years' wages

1 talent = 15 years' wages

10,000 talents = 150,000 years' wages.

So if a yearly wage is $15,000 (about 40hrs/week at CA min wage ($8/hr)

150,000 year's wages = 2,250,000,000

(Two Billion, Two Hundred Fifty Million dollars US)

sources:

Weights and Measures Table in NIV study bible

Footnote of NIV Bible Luke 19:13

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โˆ™ 2009-06-24 01:06:34
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โˆ™ 2021-10-03 05:34:30
By the context, we can see it was talent of gold. Jesus is highlighting the overflowing grace of God. We can see that He just used the same literary artifice in Matthew 18.8-9.
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โˆ™ 2017-04-02 00:52:55

Jewish answer: It depends on whether it's a talent of gold, a talent of silver, or any other metal. There are talents of gold, silver, copper (Exodus ch.38), and other metals.

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