Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Pound ” means

  1. A weight. [See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES]
  2. A sum of money put in the Old Testament, (1 Kings 10:17; Ezra 2:69; Nehemiah 7:71) for the Hebrew maneh , worth in silver about $25. In the parable of the ten pounds, (Luke 19:12-27) the reference appears to be to a Greek pound, a weight used as a money of account, of which sixty went to the talent. It was worth $15 to $17.
Related Resources
  • Easton’s Bible Dictionary