How Much is One Hundred Denarii?

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In Jesusí time (compare Matthew 20:2) the going rate for 12 hoursí labor was one denarius (the singular of denarii). If you worked 40 hours a week and all your leave (recreation, sick leave and public holidays) totaled only two weeks a year, and you managed to squirrel away ten percent of everything you grossed, it would take a full six years to save up one hundred denarii.

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