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24:22 When the camels had finished drinking, he took a gold ring weighing half a shekel, and two gold bracelets, weighing ten gold shekels, for her arms.
Vayehi ka'asher kilu hagemalim lishtot vayikach ha'ish nezem zahav beka mishkalo usneh tsmidim al-yadeyha asarah-zahav mishkalam.
24:23 'Whose daughter are you?' he asked. 'If you would, tell me if there is a place in your father's house for us to spend the night.'
Bat-mi at hagidi na li hayesh beyt-avich makom lanu lalin.


  Nezem in Hebrew. Here it is a nose ring (Genesis 24:47). The word nezem itself, however, can denote either an ear ring (Genesis 35:4, Exodus 32:2) or a nose ring (Isaiah 3:21, Ezekiel 16:12; cf. Ibn Ezra). Some say that a nezemis an open ring.

half a shekel
  Beka in Hebrew, equivalent to half a shekel (Exodus 38:26, Rashi ad loc.). The ring weighed a little less than half an ounce.

ten gold shekels
  Around 8 ounces. See note on Genesis 23:15.

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