Tale @ (1.) Heb. tokhen, "a task," as weighed and measured out = tally, i.e., the number told off; the full number Exodus:5:18; see 1Samuel:18:27; 1Chronicles:9:28). In Ezekiel:45:11 rendered "measure." (2.) Heb. hegeh, "a thought;" "meditation" Psalms:90:9); meaning properly "as a whisper of sadness," which is soon over, or "as a thought." The LXX. and Vulgate render it "spider;" the Authorized Version and Revised Version, "as a tale" that is told. In Job:37:2 this word is rendered "sound;" Revised Version margin, "muttering;" and in Ezekiel:2:10, "mourning."
Talent @ of silver contained 3,000 shekels Exodus:38:25-26), and was equal to 94 3/7 lbs. avoirdupois. The Greek talent, however, as in the LXX., was only 82 1/4 lbs. It was in the form of a circular mass, as the Hebrew name _kikkar_ denotes. A talent of gold was double the weight of a talent of silver ( 2Samuel:12:30). Parable of the talents Matthew:18:24Matthew:25:15).