Judges 8.26 – Incidental reference to seven

Gideon ask the people to give him the earrings from their plunder. Then the Bible records the weight of the earrings,

Now the weight of the gold earrings that he requested was one thousand seven hundred shekels of gold, besides the crescent ornaments, pendants, and purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, and besides the chains that were around their camels’ necks (Judges 8.26). 

The total number of the weight was 1,700. The Bible does not seem to make any significance of this seven, for truly seven is only part of a larger number.

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