How old is a shekel?
The shekel: A modern-day coin with 5,000 years of history.
How much is 30 silver pieces worth?
There are 31.1035 grams per troy ounce. At spot valuation of $28/ozt in 2021, 30 “pieces of silver” would be worth approximately $91 to $441 in present-day value (USD) depending on which coin was used.
How much was Joseph sold for in today’s money?
And there passed by Midianites, merchants; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver.
Is Israel a rich country?
Israel was ranked 19th on the 2016 UN Human Development Index, indicating “very high” development. It is considered a high-income country by the World Bank.