Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt thou redeem, according to thine estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.
collect five shekels for each one individually; you are to collect this amount in the currency of the sanctuary shekel (this shekel is twenty gerahs).
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When a man makes a special votive offering based on the conversion value of persons to the Lord,
Everyone who crosses over to those who are numbered is to pay this: a half shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (a shekel weighs twenty gerahs). The half shekel is to be an offering to the Lord.
Every conversion value must be calculated by the standard of the sanctuary shekel; twenty gerahs to the shekel.
The shekel will be twenty gerahs. Sixty shekels will be a mina for you.
"Number the Levites by their clans and their families; every male from a month old and upward you are to number."