All the articles of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with those of the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.
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George Leo Haydock
Hundred. Only 2499 are specified. 3 Esdras reads, 5469. Josephus ( xi. 1.) differs from all, reading 5210; which shows that the copies have varied, and that the Hebrew is incorrect. (Calmet)
The use of numeral letters might cause this confusion. (Haydock) (Capel. iii. 20, 13.)