kesitah (Kes´i-tah)

A Hebrew unit of value, equivalent unknown. Jacob bought land from the Shechemites for a hundred kesitahs (Gen 33:19; Josh 24:32). Here the kesitah is connected with God’s promises and fulfillments to Israel. Job’s kin, as instruments of God’s restoration, each present him with a kesitah and a gold ring (Job 42:11). In each instance, the kesitah figures in fullness of fortunes under God’s aegis.

Gen 33:19

19And from the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, he bought for one hundred pieces of money the plot of land on which he had pitched his tent.

Josh 24:32

32The bones of Joseph, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried at Shechem, in the portion of ground that Jacob had bought from the children ... View more

Job 42:11

11Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and c ... View more

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