Roman.

English.

American.

d.

Cents.

A "farthing," quadrans (Matt. v. 26) = nearly............................

0.125

=

0.25

A "farthing," as = 4 quadrantes (Matt. x. 29) = nearly.................................

0.5

=

1

A "penny," denarius = 16 asses (Matt. xxii. 19) = nearly............................

8.50

=

17

[The Roman sestertius = 2 asses, is not named in the Bible.]

N.B. - Here we learn that - Naaman's offering to Elisha of 6,000 pieces (shekels) of gold amounted to more than 10,000 = 48,000 dollars.

The Debtor (Matt, xviii. 24) who had been forgiven 10,000 talents, i.e., 3,000,000 = 14,-400,000 dollars, refused to forgive his fellow-servant 100 pence, i.e., 3 10s. 10d = 17 dollars.

Judas sold our Lord for 30 pieces of silver, i.e., 3 10s. 8d. = 16 dollars 96 cents, the legal value of a slave, if he were killed by a beast.

Joseph was sold by his brethren for 20 pieces, i.e. 2 7s. = 11 dollars 28 cents.

- Oxford University Bible.