Convert Shekel (Biblical) to Pound (lb, Avoirdupois (U.S.))

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Biblical
pound (lb)
Avoirdupois (U.S.)

This page features online conversion from shekel to pound. These units belong to different measurement systems. The first one is from Biblical. The second one is from Avoirdupois (U.S.).

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Metric

We only include several basic units here for you to convert historical units to contemporary ones. A more comprehensive list of metric units is available on the main weight conversion page.
shekel to tonne
shekel to kilogram (kg)
shekel to gram (g)
Units: tonne  / kilogram (kg)  / gram (g)
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Avoirdupois (U.S.)

We only include several basic units here for you to convert historical units to contemporary ones. A more comprehensive list of U.S. units is available on the main weight conversion page.
shekel to short ton (US)
shekel to pound (lb)
shekel to ounce (oz)
Units: short ton (US)  / pound (lb)  / ounce (oz)
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Ancient Greek (Attic/Eubolic standard)

Many ancient weights were associated with currency designating the corresponding amount of silver. The same was true for Greek units of weight. There were two dominant weight standard, one originated in Euboea (second largest Greek island after Crete), the other was from Aegina. Archeologists have found though the real weights used in different cities varied greatly.
shekel to talent (τάλαντον)
shekel to mina (μνᾶ)
shekel to dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)
shekel to tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)
shekel to didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)
shekel to stater (στατήρ, weight)
shekel to drachma (δραχμή, dram)
shekel to tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)
shekel to triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)
shekel to diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)
shekel to obol (ὀβολός)
shekel to tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)
shekel to hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)
shekel to trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)
shekel to tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)
shekel to hemitetartemorion (ἡμιτεταρτημόριον, ½ tetartemorion)
Units: talent (τάλαντον)  / mina (μνᾶ)  / dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)  / tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)  / didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)  / stater (στατήρ, weight)  / drachma (δραχμή, dram)  / tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)  / triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)  / diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)  / obol (ὀβολός)  / tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)  / hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)  / trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)  / tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)  / hemitetartemorion (ἡμιτεταρτημόριον, ½ tetartemorion)
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Ancient Greek (Aeginetic standard)

During ancient times Aegina was a rival of Athens, the great sea power of the era.
shekel to talent (τάλαντον)
shekel to mina (μνᾶ)
shekel to dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)
shekel to tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)
shekel to didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)
shekel to stater (στατήρ, weight)
shekel to drachma (δραχμή, dram)
shekel to tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)
shekel to triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)
shekel to diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)
shekel to obol (ὀβολός)
shekel to tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)
shekel to hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)
shekel to trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)
shekel to tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)
shekel to hemitetartemorion (ἡμιτεταρτημόριον, ½ tetartemorion)
Units: talent (τάλαντον)  / mina (μνᾶ)  / dekadrachm (δεκάδραχμον, 10 drachmae)  / tetradrachm (τετράδραχμον, 4 drachmae)  / didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae)  / stater (στατήρ, weight)  / drachma (δραχμή, dram)  / tetrobol (τετρώβολον, 4 obols)  / triobol (τριώβολον, 3 obols)  / diobol (διώβολον, 2 obols)  / obol (ὀβολός)  / tritartemorion (τριτημόριον, 3 tetartemoria)  / hemiobol (ἡμιωβόλιον, ½ obol)  / trihemitetartemorion (τριημιτεταρτημόριον, 1½ tetartemorion)  / tetartemorion (ταρτημόριον, ¼ obol)  / hemitetartemorion (ἡμιτεταρτημόριον, ½ tetartemorion)
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Ancient Roman

The base Roman unit of weight was libra (Roman pound) that contained 12 uncias. Modern estimates of the libra ranges from 322 to 329 grams with 328.9 grams an accepted figure. The base unit for coins was as that used to be 12 uncias initially and then gradually reduced to only half an uncia. Another silver coin was called denarius equal to 10 asses (from Latin dēnī - containing ten), it was later recalibrated to contain 16 asses or four sestertii. A literal meaning of each unit is given in parentheses.
shekel to libra (Roman pound, balance)
shekel to deunx (11⁄12 libra, less a twelfth)
shekel to dextans (10⁄12 libra, less a sixth)
shekel to dodrans (9⁄12 libra, less a fourth)
shekel to bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as)
shekel to septunx (7⁄12 libra, seven-twelfths)
shekel to semis (6⁄12 libra, a half)
shekel to quincunx (5⁄12 libra, five-twelfths)
shekel to triens (4⁄12 libra, a third)
shekel to quadrans (1⁄4 libra, a fourth)
shekel to teruncius (3⁄12 libra, triple twelfth)
shekel to sextans (2⁄12 libra, a sixth)
shekel to sescuncia (1⁄8 libra, 1½ twelfths)
shekel to uncia (Roman ounce, a twelfth)
shekel to semuncia (½ uncia, half-twelfth)
shekel to duella (⅓ uncia, little double [sixths])
shekel to sicilicus (¼ uncia, little sickle)
shekel to sextula (1⁄6 uncia, little sixth)
shekel to drachma (1⁄8 uncia, from Greek unit δραχμή)
shekel to semisextula (1⁄12 uncia, half-little sixth)
shekel to scrupulum (1⁄24 uncia, small pebble)
shekel to obolus (1⁄48 uncia, from Greek unit ὀβολός 'metal spit')
shekel to siliqua (1⁄144 uncia, carat, carob seed)
Units: libra (Roman pound, balance)  / deunx (11⁄12 libra, less a twelfth)  / dextans (10⁄12 libra, less a sixth)  / dodrans (9⁄12 libra, less a fourth)  / bes (8⁄12 libra, two of an as)  / septunx (7⁄12 libra, seven-twelfths)  / semis (6⁄12 libra, a half)  / quincunx (5⁄12 libra, five-twelfths)  / triens (4⁄12 libra, a third)  / quadrans (1⁄4 libra, a fourth)  / teruncius (3⁄12 libra, triple twelfth)  / sextans (2⁄12 libra, a sixth)  / sescuncia (1⁄8 libra, 1½ twelfths)  / uncia (Roman ounce, a twelfth)  / semuncia (½ uncia, half-twelfth)  / duella (⅓ uncia, little double [sixths])  / sicilicus (¼ uncia, little sickle)  / sextula (1⁄6 uncia, little sixth)  / drachma (1⁄8 uncia, from Greek unit δραχμή)  / semisextula (1⁄12 uncia, half-little sixth)  / scrupulum (1⁄24 uncia, small pebble)  / obolus (1⁄48 uncia, from Greek unit ὀβολός 'metal spit')  / siliqua (1⁄144 uncia, carat, carob seed)
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Biblical

Israelites initially followed Babylonian system of units, but the units were later altered. There were royal and common versions of units and each of these forms had heavy and light versions. Gradually the system reformed again under the Egyptian influence. For example a shekel (silver coin) could weigh anything between 8 and 16 grams in various places and periods of history. That's why it is impossible get an exact conversion from biblical units to contemporary ones.
shekel to talent
shekel to mina
shekel to shekel
shekel to pim
shekel to beka
shekel to gerah
Units: talent  / mina  / shekel  / pim  / beka  / gerah
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Baha'i Faith Units

The Bahá'í Faith is a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people. It was establised in Persia in 1863.
shekel to mithqal
shekel to nakhud
Units: mithqal  / nakhud
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Old Spanish

shekel to tonelada
shekel to fanega de trigo (bushel of wheat)
shekel to fanega de centeno (bushel of rye)
shekel to fanega de cebada (bushel of barley)
shekel to quintal
shekel to arroba
shekel to libra
shekel to marco
shekel to cuarterón
shekel to onza
shekel to ochava
shekel to adarme
shekel to grano
Units: tonelada  / fanega de trigo (bushel of wheat)  / fanega de centeno (bushel of rye)  / fanega de cebada (bushel of barley)  / quintal  / arroba  / libra  / marco  / cuarterón  / onza  / ochava  / adarme  / grano
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Old Portuguese

These units were used in Portugal, Brazil and other countries of the Portuguese Empire until the adoption of the metric system in 19th century.
shekel to tonelada
shekel to quintal
shekel to arroba
shekel to arrátel (libra)
shekel to quarta
shekel to onça
shekel to oitava
shekel to escrópulo
shekel to grão
Units: tonelada  / quintal  / arroba  / arrátel (libra)  / quarta  / onça  / oitava  / escrópulo  / grão
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Old Russian

shekel to berkovets
shekel to pood
shekel to pound
shekel to lot
shekel to zolotnik
shekel to dolya
Units: berkovets  / pood  / pound  / lot  / zolotnik  / dolya
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Old French

There were many local variations; the following are Quebec and Paris definitions
shekel to quintal
shekel to livre
Units: quintal  / livre
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Old German (Prussian)

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1872.
shekel to schiffspfund
shekel to doppelzentner
shekel to zentner
shekel to stain
shekel to pfund
shekel to mark
shekel to unze
shekel to loth
shekel to quentchen
shekel to quint
shekel to pfennig
shekel to gran
Units: schiffspfund  / doppelzentner  / zentner  / stain  / pfund  / mark  / unze  / loth  / quentchen  / quint  / pfennig  / gran
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Old Austrian

These units were used before adoption of metric system in 1871.
shekel to karch
shekel to saum
shekel to zentner
shekel to stain
shekel to pfund
shekel to mark
shekel to vierding
shekel to unze
shekel to loth
shekel to quentchen
shekel to denzt
Units: karch  / saum  / zentner  / stain  / pfund  / mark  / vierding  / unze  / loth  / quentchen  / denzt
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Old Swedish

Common measurement system was introduced in Sweden by law in 1665. The oldest units like mark were used since Viking era. Sweden switched to metric system in 1889.
shekel to skeppspund
shekel to lispund
shekel to bismerpund
shekel to skålpund
shekel to mark
shekel to ort
Units: skeppspund  / lispund  / bismerpund  / skålpund  / mark  / ort

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