an hundred talents of silver: Estimating the shekel at 2s. 6d., and the talent, being 3,000 shekels (see Exo 38:25-26), at 375£, one hundred talents would amount to 37,500£.; which, divided among 100,000 men, quotes only 7s. 6d.; hence we may suppose, that this was only an earnest of their pay, or that they expected to be enriched by the plunder of the Edomites.