Money in Bible
The Principle of the Financial System in the Bible
Exchange rates can be viewed on Google by typing ex. 100 shekels in rubles
Example prices in Israel:
- 1 tour costs about 1000 rubles.
- a cup of coffee - 8-13 ₪
- Lunch in the restaurant: in the afternoon - 50 ₪ in the evening - 70-80 ₪
- City bus - 5 ₪
- hotel for the night - $100
- You can rent a room for $10.
All major shopping centers accept credit cards
In small shops when paying by credit card, discounts can be lower than when paying in cash. There are a lot of ATMs, and withdrawing money from them is not a problem. We must remember that banks and exchange offices on Saturdays do not work
. In case of emergency, it is sometimes possible to change money in small shops or in kiosks in the city.
Usually banks work:
- Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30-18.00, lunch 12.00-16.00
- Monday, Wednesday: 8.30-12.00
- the eve of the main Jewish holidays: 8.30-12.00
- Holidays and Saturday: Day off.
- Currency can be exchanged
- exchange points - the most profitable course, because no commission is taken,
- in banks,
- At Ben Gurion Airport - a commission of up to 10%, the most unprofitable.
In some places, dollars are accepted for payment. Mostly traders on the street.
In Israel, all the world's leading plastic cards are accepted. You can pay by cards or withdraw money from ATMe.
Most of the shopping centers, as well as clothing stores leading Israeli and European brands are in Tel Aviv
is well-developed textile and food industry, electronics and electrical engineering. In Israel, you can buy clothes, electronics, jewelry and accessories of very high quality. Prices are moderate enough.
The Arabs do not give up. Keep in mind.
it is customary to give tea, in some bars, coffee and restaurants tip is automatically included in the bill. In other cases, you can leave the waiter "for tea." Tipping is usually left at about 10% of the invoice amount.
all prices are specified in shekels
, only shekels
are accepted for payment. You can change money in banks, in all banks the exchange rate is the same.
Everyone who enters the calculus must give half the shekel, the shekel of the sacred; In a shekel twenty ger: a half-shekel offering to the Lord;
In biblical times there was a coin in half a shekel and such a tax should be given to the Jews to the temple.
By the way, this was the way of the population census, because everything was given to the church.
Today, Israel is trying to keep history, even in small things, because in the course of the coin in polshekelya. There is not written 50 logs, as is usually written in all countries, namely 1/2 shekel.
On the reverse side, like and on all coins - a picture that was found on old coins. In this case it is a musical instrument similar to our harp. Maybe David played on that. But we do not know exactly what instrument David played on.
The instrument on which David played was called in Hebrew כינור
- film. Today, this word denotes a violin, but David did not play the violin. David played on one of the ancient stringed instruments unknown to us.
If there is white metal on the coin, then it's shekels. 10 shekels - white metal, in the middle yellow.
A small coin is fires
(on Hebrew roundabout
sounds), coins are completely made of yellow metal.
50 agorot (halfshekels)