1. Exposition

What is a modern equivalent of 5,000 minas of silver?

Ezra 2:69 (ESV)

69 According to their ability they gave to the treasury of the work 61,000 darics of gold, 5,000 minas of silver, and 100 priests’ garments.

This amounts to around 2,800 kilograms of silver. In US dollars today, that is equivalent to $1,500,000.