Crown

Royals fascinate people. When Prince Charles married Lady Diana, millions watched the ceremony on TV, including me! (They married the year before we did.) The audience was even larger when Prince William married Kate.

The only other ceremony with more “pomp and circumstance” is a coronation. I read the crown Queen Elizabeth received at her coronation weighed 2.3 lbs. or 1.06 kg. She would wear it around the house, to become accustomed to its weight, before wearing it to open parliament. Prince Charles even tells an anecdote of her wearing the crown while bathing her young sons.

I’m sure you have a picture of that magnificent crown in your head. The crown King David took from the king of Rabbah, the Ammonite, weighed 75 lbs. or 34 kg!

2 Samuel 12:30, “David took the crown of their king from his head, and its weight was a talent of gold and precious stone. It was placed upon the head of David. . . .” Modern English Version

 

“30 – about 75 pounds, or 34 kilograms.” Modern English Version Bible Text Note

I can’t imagine how many precious stones were on it to bring the weight to 75 pounds! It must have been solid gold!

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February 18, 2017

I learned more about the crown King David took from Rabbah the King of the Ammonites. Two days ago, I blogged about the weight of the crown, 75 pounds or 34 kilograms. Today I learned the weight came from one precious stone!

“1 Chronicles 20:2, “Then David took the crown of their king from his head and found it weighed about a talent of gold with a precious stone set in it. . . .” Modern English Version

That must have been some stone!

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