# How much was a days wage in the Bible?

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## How much was 10000 talents worth?

Now realize that 10,000 talents is 200,000 years of labor! It is 60,000,000 working days. In modern money, it is \$3.48 billion.

## How much is 500 denarii in the Bible?

A Palestinian man with no family obligations, in Jesus’s day, having 50 denarii in debt may owe ten months of wages; 500 denarii of debt would be a whopping eight or more years of wages, a veritable path of slavery.

## What does the Bible say about wages?

You shall give him his wages on his day before the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his heart on it; so that he will not cry against you to the LORD and it become sin in you”. This is a helpful thing to do, as it frees someone else up to get other employment.

## How much was a denarii worth?

In the late republic / early empire, a single denarius would account for a single unskilled workers daily pay. Depending on whether we try and draw equivalences between minimum wage, or purchase parity, it would be worth somewhere between \$10 and \$100. By the second century the coin was smaller and only about 80% pure.

## How much is a biblical talent worth today?

Some calculate the talent in the parables to be equivalent to 20 years of wages for the common worker. Other scholars estimate more conservatively, valuing the New Testament talent somewhere between \$1,000 to \$30,000 dollars today.

## How heavy is a talent in the Bible?

The heavy common talent, used in New Testament times, was 58.9 kg (129 lb 14 oz). A Roman weight talent in ancient times is equivalent to 100 librae; a libra is exactly three quarters of an Attic weight mina, so a Roman talent is 11⁄3 Attic talents and hence approximately 32.3 kg (71 lb 3 oz).

## How much would a Lepta be worth today?

The mite, also known as a lepton, was a Jewish coin and the smallest used in New Testament time. At the time of Mark’s writing, it was worth 1/64 of a denarius. A denarius was a day’s wage for a common worker. In today’s terms, it would be worth about 1/8 of a cent.

## Does the Bible talk about minimum wage?

You must pay him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets, for he is needy and his life depends on it; else he will cry to the Lord against you and you will incur guilt.” (Deuteronomy 24:14-15).

## Where in the Bible does it say a workman is worthy of his hire?

[5] And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. [6] And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. [7] And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire.

## Is worthy of his wages?

labourer is worthy of his hire, the someone should be properly recompensed for effort. The saying, first used by Chaucer, is recorded from the late 14th century, and is originally of biblical origin (Luke 10:7).