What does Coin mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
νόμισμα anything received and sanctioned by usage or law. / money 1
στατῆρα a stater 1

Definitions Related to Coin


   1 a stater, a Coin.
      1a in the NT a silver stater equal to four Attic or two Alexandrian drachmas, a Jewish shekel.


   1 anything received and sanctioned by usage or law.
   2 money, (current) Coin, legal tender.

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Frequency of Coin (English)


Webster's Dictionary - Coin
(n.) That which serves for payment or recompense.
(v. t.) To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal.
(v. t.) To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word.
(v. t.) To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
(v. i.) To manufacture counterfeit money.
(n.) A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin.
(n.) A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally current as money; - much used in a collective sense.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Lost Coin, Parable of the
A parable told to the Pharisees and Scribes who were murmuring against Our Lord for stooping to receive and enlighten publicans and sinners (Luke 15); also read for the Gospel, the third Sunday after Pentecost. The coin lost was very small as coins go (15 to 25 cents), but it meant much to the poor woman; hence her care in searching for it and joy at finding it. So, too, sinners, despicable and of no value in the eyes of the Pharisees, mean much to God who out of His great love created and destined them for heaven. This explains the zeal of Jesus, and that of His true disciples, in searching out souls lost in the dark and hidden corners of sin, and His great joy, which the angels and saints share, when He has found and restored them to Him to whom as Creator and Redeemer they rightfully belong.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Coin
Before the Exile the Jews had no regularly stamped money. They made use of uncoined shekels or talents of silver, which they weighed out (Genesis 23:16 ; Exodus 38:24 ; 2 Samuel 18:12 ). Probably the silver ingots used in the time of Abraham may have been of a fixed weight, which was in some way indicated on them. The "pieces of silver" paid by Abimelech to Abraham (Genesis 20:16 ), and those also for which Joseph was sold (37:28), were proably in the form of rings. The shekel was the common standard of weight and value among the Hebrews down to the time of the Captivity. Only once is a shekel of gold mentioned (1 Chronicles 21:25 ). The "six thousand of gold" mentioned in the transaction between Naaman and Gehazi (2 Kings 5:5 ) were probably so many shekels of gold. The "piece of money" mentioned in Job 42:11 ; Genesis 33:19 (marg., "lambs") was the Hebrew Kesitah , Probably an uncoined piece of silver of a certain weight in the form of a sheep or lamb, or perhaps having on it such an impression. The same Hebrew word is used in Joshua 24:32 , which is rendered by Wickliffe "an hundred yonge scheep."

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Kreutzer - ) A small copper Coin formerly used in South Germany; also, a small Austrian copper Coin
Jane - ) A Coin of Genoa; any small Coin
Carolin - ) A former gold Coin of Germany worth nearly five dollars; also, a gold Coin of Sweden worth nearly five dollars
Caroline - ) A Coin. ) A silver Coin once current in some parts of Italy, worth about seven cents
Maravedi - ) A small copper Coin of Spain, equal to three mils American money, less than a farthing sterling. Also, an ancient Spanish gold Coin
Piece of Money - Translation of the Hebrew qesitah, a Coin of uncertain weight and value (Genesis 33:19 ; Job 42:11 KJV, NAS, NRSV). Modern translations read: stater (NAS); four drachma Coin (NIV); shekel (RSV); Coin (NRSV, REB). See Coins
Scudo - ) A gold Coin of Rome, worth 64 shillings 11 pence sterling, or about $ 15. ) A silver Coin, and money of account, used in Italy and Sicily, varying in value, in different parts, but worth about 4 shillings sterling, or about 96 cents; also, a gold Coin worth about the same
Daric - ) A gold Coin of ancient Persia, weighing usually a little more than 128 grains, and bearing on one side the figure of an archer. ) A silver Coin of about 86 grains, having the figure of an archer, and hence, in modern times, called a daric. ) Any very pure gold Coin
Penny, - A common Roman Coin. Higher sums were reckoned by this Coin, as the debt of 500 pence in Luke 7:41 . It was the chief Roman silver Coin
Fourpence - ) A British silver Coin, worth four pence; a groat. ) A name formerly given in New England to the Spanish half real, a silver Coin worth six and a quarter cents
Doit - ) A small Dutch Coin, worth about half a farthing; also, a similar small Coin once used in Scotland; hence, any small piece of money
Mite, - a Coin current in Palestine in the time of our Lord. (Mark 12:41-44 ; Luke 21:1-4 ) It seems in Palestine to have been the smallest piece of money (worth about one-fifth of a cent), being the half of the farthing, which was a Coin of very low value. 42, it may perhaps be inferred that the farthing was the commoner Coin
Rial - ) A Spanish Coin. ) A gold Coin formerly current in England, of the value of ten shillings sterling in the reign of Henry VI
Ruble - It is divided into 100 copecks, and in the gold Coin of the realm (as in the five and ten ruble pieces) is worth about 77 cents. The silver ruble is a Coin worth about 60 cents
Coined - ) of Coin...
Cruzado - ) A Coin
Chequing - ) A Coin
Silverling - ) A small silver Coin
Rouble - ) A Coin
Betso - ) A small brass Venetian Coin
Coining - ) of Coin...
Dodkin - ) A doit; a small Coin
Copeck - ) A Russian copper Coin
Shekel - a silver Coin of the Biblical era...
Floren - ) A cerain gold Coin; a Florence
Doitkin - ) A very small Coin; a doit
Recoin - ) To Coin anew or again
Farthing - Representing two Greek words: kodrantes (Latin: quadrans , Matthew 5:26; Mark 12:42), and assarion (Latin: as, Matthew 10:29; Luke 12:6; the "two assaria" constituted probably one Coin). " Among the Roman copper Coins current then in Palestine there was none smaller than the as or assarich ; among the Greek imperial Coins there was the quadrans (quarter of the as) and lepton , "mite," one-eighth of an as and half of a quadrans. But either the as the lowest Roman Coin, or the quadrans, the lowest Greek imperial Coin, is sufficiently expressed by the term "farthing," as being our lowest Coin
Rixdaler - ) A Dutch silver Coin, worth about $1
Crusado - ) An old Portuguese Coin, worth about seventy cents
Paolo - ) An old Italian silver Coin, worth about ten cents
Abassis - ) A silver Coin of Persia, worth about twenty cents
Erah - ) A small Coin and weight; 1-20th of a shekel
Moidore - ) A gold Coin of Portugal, valued at about 27s
Lira - ) An Italian Coin equivalent in value to the French franc
Ryal - ) See Rial, an old English Coin
Centesimo - ) A copper Coin of Italy and Spain equivalent to a centime
Angelet - ) A small gold Coin formerly current in England; a half angel
Paul - ) An Italian silver Coin
Rupee - ) A silver Coin, and money of account, in the East Indies
Farthing - , a small As , which was a Roman Coin equal to a tenth of a denarius or drachma, nearly equal to a halfpenny of our money. The lepton (mite) was the very smallest copper Coin
Bodle - ) A small Scotch Coin worth about one sixth of an English penny
Ducatoon - ) A silver Coin of several countries of Europe, and of different values
Pistareen - ) An old Spanish silver Coin of the value of about twenty cents
Zehner - ) An Austrian silver Coin equal to ten kreutzers, or about five cents
Zwanziger - ) An Austrian silver Coin equivalent to 20 kreutzers, or about 10 cents
Threepence - ) A small silver Coin of three times the value of a penny
Semuncia - ) A Roman Coin equivalent to one twenty-fourth part of a Roman pound
Plack - ) A small copper Coin formerly current in Scotland, worth less than a cent
Pice - ) A small copper Coin of the East Indies, worth less than a cent
Dandiprat - ) A small Coin
Didrachma - ) A two-drachma piece; an ancient Greek silver Coin, worth nearly forty cents
Obolo - ) A copper Coin, used in the Ionian Islands, about one cent in value
Uilder - ) A Dutch silver Coin worth about forty cents; - called also florin and gulden
Thaler - ) A German silver Coin worth about three shillings sterling, or about 73 cents
Tetradrachma - ) A silver Coin among the ancient Greeks, of the value of four drachms
Testone - ) A silver Coin of Portugal, worth about sixpence sterling, or about eleven cents
Coin - ) To make of a definite fineness, and convert into Coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to Coin silver dollars; to Coin a medal. ) To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to Coin a word
Dollar - ) A silver Coin of the United States containing 371. ) A gold Coin of the United States containing 23. It is no longer Coined. ) A Coin of the same general weight and value, though differing slightly in different countries, current in Mexico, Canada, parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other European countries
Money Changers - Κollubistes and kermatistes , both denoting dealers in small Coin (kollubos and kerma the profit money, 1 1/2d. They set up tables in the court of the Gentiles, to supply at a profit foreign Jews with the Jewish half shekels (1 shillings, 3 pence) required for the yearly payment into the temple treasury, in exchange for foreign Coin
Broadpiece - ) An old English gold Coin, broader than a guinea, as a Carolus or Jacobus
Azet - ) A Venetian Coin, worth about three English farthings, or one and a half cents
Decime - ) A French Coin, the tenth part of a franc, equal to about two cents
Mohur - ) A British Indian gold Coin, of the value of fifteen silver rupees, or $7
Maasha - ) An East Indian Coin, of about one tenth of the weight of a rupee
Kopeck - ) A small Russian Coin
Centime - ) The hundredth part of a franc; a small French copper Coin and money of account
Picayune - ) A small Coin of the value of six and a quarter cents
Sharock - ) An East Indian Coin of the value of 12/ pence sterling, or about 25 cents
Triens - ) A Roman copper Coin, equal to one third of the as
Bezant - , gold, representing the gold Coin called bezant. ) A gold Coin of Byzantium or Constantinople, varying in weight and value, usually (those current in England) between a sovereign and a half sovereign
Drams - Αdarconim , the Persian daric , from dara "a king," a gold Coin circulated among the Jews during their subjection to Medo-Persia; the earliest Coined money used by the Jews, and the oldest gold Coin of which specimens are extant; a crowned archer is impressed on it; heavier than an English guinea; or 25 shillings
Drachma - ) A gold and silver Coin of modern Greece worth 19. ) A silver Coin among the ancient Greeks, having a different value in different States and at different periods
Marc - ) A Coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence. ) A German Coin and money of account
Sen - ) A Japanese Coin, worth about one half of a cent
Merk - ) An old Scotch silver Coin; a mark or marc
Liard - ) A French copper Coin of one fourth the value of a sou
Bajocco - ) A small copper Coin formerly current in the Roman States, worth about a cent and a half
Rigsdaler - ) A Danish Coin worth about fifty-four cents
Planchet - ) A flat piece of metal; especially, a disk of metal ready to be stamped as a Coin
Sixpence - ) An English silver Coin of the value of six pennies; half a shilling, or about twelve cents
Dinar - ) An ancient gold Coin of the East
Riksdaler - ) A Swedish Coin worth about twenty-seven cents
Testoon - ) An Italian silver Coin
Roat - ) An old English silver Coin, equal to four pence
Jugata - ) The figures of two heads on a medal or Coin, either side by side or joined
Daric - A gold Coin current in Palestine after the return from Babylon. Derived from Darius the Mede, or else dara , "a king", the regal Coin (compare our "crown"
Condor - ) A gold Coin of Colombia equivalent to about $9. It is no longer Coined. ) A gold Coin of Chile, bearing the figure of a condor, and equal to twenty pesos
Medjidieh - ) A gold Coin of Turkey equal to one hundred piastres ($4. ) A silver Coin of Turkey formerly rated at twenty, but since 1880 at nineteen, piasters (about 83 cents)
Ambrosin - ) An early Coin struck by the dukes of Milan, and bearing the figure of St
Peseta - ) A Spanish silver Coin, and money of account, equal to about nineteen cents, and divided into 100 centesimos
Dime - ) A silver Coin of the United States, of the value of ten cents; the tenth of a dollar
Louis d'or - Formerly, a gold Coin of France nominally worth twenty shillings sterling, but of varying value; - first struck in 1640
Lussheburgh - ) A spurious Coin of light weight imported into England from Luxemburg, or Lussheburgh, as it was formerly called
Farthing - The fourth of a penny a small copper Coin of Great Britain, being the fourth of a penny in value. In America we have no Coin of this kind. Farthings, in the plural, copper Coin
Dank - ) A small silver Coin current in Persia
Jacobus - ) An English gold Coin, of the value of twenty-five shillings sterling, struck in the reign of James I
Krone - ) A Coin of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, of the value of about twenty-eight cents
Half-Shekel Tax - The Coin in the fish's mouth was a stater , a Coin worth four drachmas or the Temple tax for two (Matthew 17:27 )
Maximilian - ) A gold Coin of Bavaria, of the value of about 13s
Mintage - ) The duty paid to the mint for Coining. ) The Coin, or other production, made in a mint
Ducat - ) A Coin, either of gold or silver, of several countries in Europe; originally, one struck in the dominions of a duke
Denarius - (containing ten ), Authorized Version "penny," ( Matthew 18:28 ; 20:2,9,13 ) a Roman silver Coin in the time of our Saviour and the Apostles, worth about 15 cents. It was the principal silver Coin of the Roman commonwealth
Sextans - ) A Roman Coin, the sixth part of an as
Peso - , Coin, equal to from 75 cents to a dollar; also, a pound weight
Florence - ) An ancient gold Coin of the time of Edward III
Money - Coin stamped metal any piece of metal, usually gold, silver or copper, stamped by public authority, and used as the medium of commerce. We sometimes give the name of money to other Coined metals,and to any other material which rude nations use a medium of trade. Gold and silver, containing great value in small compass, and being therefore of easy conveyance, and being also durable and little liable to diminution by use, are the most convenient metals for Coin or money, which is the representative of commodities of all kinds, of lands, and of every thing that is capable of being transferred in commerce. Bank notes or bills of credit issued by authority, and exchangeable for Coin or redeemable, are also called money as such notes in modern times represent Coin, and are used as a substitute for it
Carolus - ) An English gold Coin of the value of twenty or twenty-three shillings
Harper - ) A brass Coin bearing the emblem of a harp, - formerly current in Ireland
Moneyage - ) A tax paid to the first two Norman kings of England to prevent them from debashing the Coin. ) Mintage; Coinage
Dram - The Authorized Version understood the word 'adarkonim (1 Chronicles 29:7 ; Ezra 8:27 ), and the similar word darkomnim (Ezra 2:69 ; Nehemiah 7:70 ), as equivalent to the Greek silver Coin the drachma. But the Revised Version rightly regards it as the Greek dareikos, a Persian gold Coin (the daric) of the value of about 1 pound, 2s
Mite - ) A small Coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing. The name is also applied to a small Coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ
Doubloon - ) A Spanish gold Coin, no longer issued, varying in value at different times from over fifteen dollars to about five
Coign - spelling of Coin, Quoin, a corner, wedge; - chiefly used in the phrase coign of vantage, a position advantageous for action or observation
Batz - ) A small copper Coin, with a mixture of silver, formerly current in some parts of Germany and Switzerland
Portague - ) A Portuguese gold Coin formerly current, and variously estimated to be worth from three and one half to four and one half pounds sterling
Xeriff - ) A gold Coin formerly current in Egypt and Turkey, of the value of about 9s
Gerah - The smallest weight or Coin among the Jews, the twentieth part of a shekel, and worth about two and a half cents, Exodus 30:13
Pfennig - ) A small copper Coin of Germany
Shekel - ) An ancient weight and Coin used by the Jews and by other nations of the same stock
Quadrans - ) A fourth part of the Coin called an as
Ryder - ) A gold Coin of Zealand [1] equal to 14 florins, about $ 5
Livre - ) A French money of account, afterward a silver Coin equal to 20 sous
Medallion - ) A large medal or memorial Coin
Coiner - ) One who makes or stamps Coin; a maker of money; - usually, a maker of counterfeit money
Shekel - This became the name of a silver Coin with that weight. See Coins ; Weights and Measures
Denier - ) A small copper Coin of insignificant value
Smasher - ) One who passes counterfeit Coin
Roschen - ) A small silver Coin and money of account of Germany, worth about two cents
Li - ) A Chinese copper Coin; a cash
Crownpiece - ) A Coin Twopence - ) A small Coin, and money of account, in England, equivalent to two pennies, - minted to a fixed annual amount, for almsgiving by the sovereign on Maundy Thursday
Money - , Acts 3:6 ; (b) a "silver Coin," often in the plural, "pieces of silver," e. ...
3: χαλκός (Strong's #5475 — Noun Masculine — chalkos — khal-kos' ) "copper," is used, by metonymy, of "copper Coin," translated "money," in Mark 6:8 ; 12:41 . ...
4: κέρμα (Strong's #2772 — Noun Neuter — kerma — ker'-mah ) primarily "a slice" (akin to keiro, "to cut short"), hence, "a small Coin, change," is used in the plural in John 2:15 , "the changers' money," probably considerable heaps of small Coins. ...
5: νόμισμα (Strong's #3546 — Noun Neuter — nomisma — nom'-is-mah ) primarily "that which is established by custom" (nomos, "a custom, law"), hence, "the current Coin of a state, currency," is found in Matthew 22:19 , "(tribute) money. ...
Note: In Matthew 17:27 , AV, stater ("a Coin," estimated at a little over three shillings, equivalent to four drachmae, the temple-tax for two persons), is translated "piece of money" (RV, "shekel")
Coins - ...
When Coin money came into use, the practice of weighing money gradually died out (Ezra 2:69; Ezra 8:27). Some of the old names for weights now became names for Coins (e. Coins were of gold, silver or copper, depending on their value (Matthew 10:9). ...
It is not possible to give accurate present-day equivalents of the values of ancient Coins, but New Testament references give an indication of the values of some Coins in the first century. For example, the Coin mentioned in Jesus’ story of the hired vineyard-workers, the Roman denarius, represented the wages of a labourer for one day (Matthew 20:2). The smallest Coin in use was the Jewish lepton (referred to in the story of the poor widow; Mark 12:41-44), and more than a hundred of these were needed to equal one denarius. Originally the stater was a two-drachma Coin, but when this Coin went out of use, the name stater was given to the four-drachma Coin. ...
One hundred drachmas (or a hundred denarii) was equal to one mina, the gold Coin that the nobleman in Jesus’ parable entrusted to each of his ten servants (Luke 19:13). The talent was not a Coin, but a unit used in counting large amounts of money
Slot Machine - A machine the operation of which is started by dropping a Coin into a slot, for delivering small articles of merchandise, showing one's weight, exhibiting pictures, throwing dice, etc
Mancus - ) An old Anglo Saxon Coin both of gold and silver, and of variously estimated values
Denarius - ) A Roman silver Coin of the value of about fourteen cents; the "penny" of the New Testament; - so called from being worth originally ten of the pieces called as
Exergue - ) The small space beneath the base line of a subject engraved on a Coin or medal
Obolus - ) A small silver Coin of Athens, the sixth part of a drachma, about three cents in value
Marked - ) Designated or distinguished by, or as by, a mark; hence; noticeable; conspicuous; as, a marked card; a marked Coin; a marked instance
Cash - ) A Chinese Coin. ) Ready money; especially, Coin or specie; but also applied to bank notes, drafts, bonds, or any paper easily convertible into money...
Penny - When the translation was first made the English penny was a silver Coin. The Greek word is denarion, the Roman denarius, which was a silver Coin worth about 16 cents
Penny - ) An English Coin, formerly of copper, now of bronze, the twelfth part of an English shilling in account value, and equal to four farthings, or about two cents; - usually indicated by the abbreviation d. ) Any small sum or Coin; a groat; a stiver
Denary - ) A Coin; the Anglicized form of denarius
Johannes - ) A Portuguese gold Coin of the value of eight dollars, named from the figure of King John which it bears; - often contracted into joe; as, a joe, or a half joe
Copper - ) A Coin made of copper; a penny, cent, or other minor Coin of copper
Mite - 1: λεπτός (Strong's #3016 — Adjective — lepton — lep-ton' ) the neuter of the adjective leptos, signifying, firstly, "peeled," then, "fine, thin, small, light," became used as a noun, denoting a small copper Coin, often mentioned in the Mishna as proverbially the smallest Jewish Coin
Farthing - ) The fourth of a penny; a small copper Coin of Great Britain, being a cent in United States currency
Sesterce - ) A Roman Coin or denomination of money, in value the fourth part of a denarius, and originally containing two asses and a half, afterward four asses, - equal to about two pence sterling, or four cents
Counterfeiter - ) One who counterfeits; one who copies or imitates; especially, one who copies or forges bank notes or Coin; a forger
Quid - ) An English Coin, a sovereign
Daric - It was a gold Coin, bearing the figure of a Persian King with his crown and armed with bow and arrow. It is the first Coin mentioned in Scripture, and is the oldest that history makes known to us
Circulation - ) Currency; circulating Coin; notes, bills, etc. , current for Coin
Adarconim - They were darics, a gold Coin, which some value at twenty drachms of silver
Shekel - Shekel, Genesis 24:22; Exodus 30:13, means "weight," and was the name of a particular weight of uncoined gold or silver, and in later history of a silver Coin worth about 65 cents
Franc - ) A silver Coin of France, and since 1795 the unit of the French monetary system
Mite - A Coin of Palestine in the time of our Lord
Clipper - ) One who clips; specifically, one who clips off the edges of Coin
Tical - ) A bean-shaped Coin of Siam, worth about sixty cents; also, a weight equal to 236 grains troy
Drachm, - (Luke 15:8,9 ) 2 Maccabees 4:19 ; 10:20 ; 12:43 , a Greek silver Coin, varying in weight on account of the use of different talents
Drachma - A Grecian Coin
Shekel - A weight used among the Israelites; supposed in silver to be worth somewhat about two shillings and three-pence farthing current Coin of our English money
Rix-Dollar - ) A name given to several different silver Coins of Denmark, Holland, Sweden,, NOrway, etc. 10; also, a British Coin worth about 36 cents, used in Ceylon and at the Cape of Good Hope
Reeding - ) The nurling on the edge of a Coin; - commonly called milling
Medal - ) A piece of metal in the form of a Coin, struck with a device, and intended to preserve the remembrance of a notable event or an illustrious person, or to serve as a reward
Changer - , "clipped"), "a small Coin or rate of change" (koloboo signifies "to cut off, to clip, shorten," Matthew 24:22 ), denotes "a money-changer," lit. ...
2: κερματιστής (Strong's #2773 — Noun Masculine — kermatistes — ker-mat-is-tace' ) from kermatizo (not found in the NT), "to cut into small pieces, to make small change" (kerma signifies "a small Coin," John 2:15 ; akin to keiro, "to cut short")
Mite - Contraction of minute, from the Latin minutum, the translation of the Greek word lepton, the very smallest bronze of copper Coin (Luke 12:59 ; 21:2 )
Adulterate - ...
To corrupt, debase, or make impure by an admixture of baser materials as, to adulterate liquors, or the Coin of a country
Milling - ) The act or employment of grinding or passing through a mill; the process of fulling; the process of making a raised or intented edge upon Coin, etc
Knurl - ) To provide with ridges, to assist the grasp, as in the edge of a flat knob, or Coin; to mill
Skilling - ) A money od account in Sweden, Norwey, Denmark, and North Germany, and also a Coin
Scute - ) An old French gold Coin of the value of 3s
Shekel - It was also the name of the chief silver Coin of the Hebrews, and is mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 24; Exodus 30 ; 2 Kings 14)
Coinage - ) Coins; the aggregate Coin of a time or place. ) The cost or expense of Coining money
Angelot - ) A French gold Coin of the reign of Louis XI. Michael; also, a piece Coined at Paris by the English under Henry VI
Bullion - ) Base or uncurrent Coin. ) Uncoined gold or silver in the mass
Silver Certificate - In the United States and its possessions, it is issued against the deposit of silver Coin, and is not legal tender, but is receivable for customs, taxes, and all public dues
Sequin - ) An old gold Coin of Italy and Turkey
Efface - ; to erase; to render illegible or indiscernible; as, to efface the letters on a monument, or the inscription on a Coin
Utterance - ) Putting in circulation; as, the utterance of false Coin, or of forged notes
Penny, Pennyworth - ( Matthew 20:2 ; 22:10 ; Mark 6:37 ; 12:15 ; Luke 20:24 ; John 6:7 ; Revelation 6:6 ) The denarius was the chief Roman silver Coin, and was worth about 15 to 17 cents
Farthing - Two names of Coins in the New Testament are rendered in the Authorized Version by this word:
Quadrans , ( Matthew 5:26 ; Mark 12:42 ) a Coin current in the time of our Lord, equivalent to three-eights of a cent; ...
The assarion , equal to one cent and a half, ( Matthew 10:29 ; Luke 12:6 )
Current - Hence, passing from person to person, or from hand to hand circulating as current opinions current Coin. Established by common estimation generally received as the current value of Coin
Coins - At that time the shekel was a weight rather than a Coin. To establish some standards, the first Coins were minted about the same time around 650 B. Excavations in Shechem have uncovered a Greek silver Coin dating after 600 B. The King James Version lists among other resources 61,000 “drams of gold,” but the RSV has “darics of gold,” (NAS, NIV, “drachmas ”) referring to a Persian gold Coin. , after Alexander overran the Persian Empire, Greek Coinage was circulated widely in Palestine, according to archaeological research. the reigning high priest minted in bronze the first real Jewish Coins. Only dominant political entities could produce silver Coins. In accord with the Second Commandment, Jewish Coins did not bear the image of any ruler, but they used symbols such as a wreath, a cornucopia, or the seven-branched lampstand of the Temple. Many small copper Coins from this early New Testament period have been discovered. ...
The Coin most often mentioned in the Greek New Testament is the denarion , translated “penny” in the KJV and “denarius” in the RSV, NAS, NIV. It was a silver Coin usually minted in Rome. Of course, the “penny” translation was an attempt to equate the value of an ancient Coin with a familiar one of the King James era. Its value in New Testament times can be more accurately assessed by knowing the labor that the ancient Coin could buy. Although the original text mentions only “silver” with no specific Coin, scholars feel that the figure “thirty” recalls the compensation required by law for killing a slave by accident ( Exodus 21:32 ). By this time the shekel had developed from only a measure of weight to a specific Coin weighing a little less than half an ounce. It is possible also that the “large money” (KJV) paid to the soldiers guarding Jesus' tomb (Matthew 28:12 ) referred to large silver Coins or shekels. ...
A third Coin mentioned in the New Testament was the one the poor widow put into the Temple treasury as Jesus watched (Mark 12:42 ). The KJV translates the original words as “two mites, which make a farthing” while the RSV reads “two copper Coins, which made a penny” (NIV: “two very small copper Coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. ” The first noun describes the smallest Greek copper Coin, ( lepta ), and the second noun translates the Greek (quadrans ) for the smallest Roman copper Coin. In either case, they were the smallest Coins available, but Jesus said they were greater in proportion than the other donations. Whatever currency they might bring, it had to be exchanged for Coins that were acceptable by Jewish standards, that is, bearing no symbols violating the Second Commandment
Drachma - A Greek silver Coin, the six-thousandth part of a talent
Cent - ) A United States Coin, the hundredth part of a dollar, formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and zinc
Drachma - The DRΑCΗΜΑ is different, it was a Greek Coin which the Roman DΕΝΑRΙUS (translated unfortunately "penny" Revelation 6:6, a laborer's daily wages Matthew 20:2-9) superseded: Luke 15:8-9, "PIECE OF SILVER," Greek drachmee
Florin - ) A silver Coin of Florence, first struck in the twelfth century, and noted for its beauty. The name is given to different Coins in different countries
Piaster - ) A silver Coin of Spain and various other countries
Adulterate - ) To corrupt, debase, or make impure by an admixture of a foreign or a baser substance; as, to adulterate food, drink, drugs, Coin, etc
Uinea - ) A gold Coin of England current for twenty-one shillings sterling, or about five dollars, but not Coined since the issue of sovereigns in 1817
Lightweight - ) Light in weight, as a Coin; specif
Obverse - ) The face of a Coin which has the principal image or inscription upon it; - the other side being the reverse
Crusade - ) A Portuguese Coin
Mite - The smallest Coin
Asper - ) A Turkish money of account (formerly a Coin), of little value; the 120th part of a piaster
Didrachma - A Greek Coin worth two drachmas or a Jewish half shekel, the amount of the Temple tax paid by every male Jew above age 19 (Matthew 17:24 )
Archetype - ) The standard weight or Coin by which others are adjusted
Pollard - ) A clipped Coin; also, a counterfeit
Tester - ) An old French silver Coin, originally of the value of about eighteen pence, subsequently reduced to ninepence, and later to sixpence, sterling
Date - ) That addition to a writing, inscription, Coin, etc. , which specifies the time (as day, month, and year) when the writing or inscription was given, or executed, or made; as, the date of a letter, of a will, of a deed, of a Coin
Money - No Coined money is mentioned in the Bible before Ezra'a time , when other evidence also exists of its having been current in Palestine. ) The first notice of Coinage, occurring exactly when it ought, if the books professing to precede Ezra's really do so, confirms the accepted earliness of their dates. We know of Greek Coinage as far back as the eighth century B. Pheidon first Coined silver in the isle Aegina in the eighth or ninth century before Christ, some time between Jehoshaphat's and Hezekiah's reigns. Lydia disputes with Greece priority of Coinage. ...
"Shekel" previously meant a weight, not a Coinage. In Isaiah 46:6, however, gold seems to mean uncoined money, "they lavish gold out of the purse ('bag'), and weigh silver in the balance. 5 grains under Alexandra to 55 under the early Ceasars; the Roman Coinage, gold and silver, in weights was conformed to the Greek, and the denarius the chief silver Coin was equivalent to the then depreciated Attic drachma. ...
Antiochus VII granted Simon the Maccabee permission to Coin money with his own stamp, the first recorded Coining of Jewish money (1 Maccabees 15:6; 140 B. ...
The Alexandrian Jews adopted for "shekel" the term didrachma, the Coin corresponding to it in weight. The minute accuracy of the evangelist confirms the genuineness; for at this time the only Greek imperial silver Coin in the East was a tetra-drachma , i. four drachmas, the di-drachma being unknown or rarely Coined. Darics ("drams"), a Persian Coin, were the standard gold currency in Ezra's time (Ezra 2:69; Ezra 8:27; Nehemiah 7:70-72). ...
Copper Coins of Herod are extant in abundance, as the "farthing" of the New Testament, a piece of brass or copper (chalkous ), with "king Herod" and an anchor; the reverse, two cornua copiae "horns of plenty," within which is a caduceus , Mercury's wand. So, the penny Coin extant of Tiberius has the title "Caesar," whereas most later emperors have the title Augustus. The most interesting extant Coin is that struck by Pontius Pilate: on the obverse an augur's wand with "Tiberius Caesar" round; on the reverse the date in a wreath. A Lydian Coin extant mentions the Asiarchs, "chief of Asia" (Acts 19:31). A Coin of Ephesus mentions its "town clerk"; also another its temple and statue of Diana. A Coin of Domitian records rich Laodicea's restoration by its citizens after an earthquake which also destroyed Colessae and Hierapolis, which accounts for their omission in the addresses in Revelation. Coins exist of the time of Judea's revolt from Rome, inscribed with "the liberty of Zion," a vine stalk, leaf, and tendril. The famous Roman Coin (see p. Also a Greek Coin has Titus' head, and the legend "the emperor Titus Caesar"; reverse, Victory writing on a shield, before her a palm. ...
The talent was not a Coin but a sum
Unit - ) A gold Coin of the reign of James I
Laurel - ) An English gold Coin made in 1619, and so called because the king's head on it was crowned with laurel
Mint - ) A place where money is Coined by public authority. ) To make by stamping, as money; to Coin; to make and stamp into money
Custom - It had to be paid in Jewish Coin (Matthew 22:17-19 ; Mark 12:14,15 ). ) were necessary, to enable the Jews who came up to Jerusalem at the feasts to exchange their foreign Coin for Jewish money; but as it was forbidden by the law to carry on such a traffic for emolument (Deuteronomy 23:19,20 ), our Lord drove them from the temple (Matthew 21:12 : Mark 11:15 )
Portcullis - ) An English Coin of the reign of Elizabeth, struck for the use of the East India Company; - so called from its bearing the figure of a portcullis on the reverse
Rosary - ) A Coin bearing the figure of a rose, fraudulently circulated in Ireland in the 13th century for a penny
Platinum - It is used for crucibles, for stills for sulphuric acid, rarely for Coin, and in the form of foil and wire for many purposes
Antiquity - ) A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a Coin, a statue, etc
Money - Money also represents six Greek words in the New Testament: argurion, meaning "silver," Matthew 25:18; kerma, a small Coin, John 2:15; nomisma, meaning possibly "legal Coin," Matthew 22:19; chalkos, a copper Coin, Mark 6:8; chrema, Acts 8:18, and stater, rendered "shekel"in the R. Coined money, as now in use among civilized nations, was unknown in the world until about six hundred years before Christ. The Assyrians, Babylonians, and Egyptians had no Coins until about b. David and Solomon never saw any Coined money. The study of ancient Coined money is interesting, showing the rise of the arts and their fall during the dark ages of priestcraft, from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries; the Coins of 400 years before Christ being superb, while those a thousand years after Christ are hardly discernible. The early Coins show, not only the likenesses of kings and emperors, but also many of the most important events of their reigns
Shekel - It was used especially in weighing uncoined gold and silver: "The land is worth 400 shekels of silver. In such cases the word shekel is often omitted in the Hebrew, as in Genesis 20:16 37:28 , where our translators have supplied the word "pieces," but improperly, because Coined money was not then known. The first Coin, which bore the name of shekel was struck after the exile in the time of the Maccabees, and bore the inscription, Shekel of Israel. It is the Coin mentioned in the New Testament, Matthew 26:15 , etc
Daric - A Persian gold Coin equivalent to four days' wages, probably introduced by Darius I (522-486 B. ), and possibly the earliest Coined money used by the Jews who became acquainted with it during the Exile
Effective - ) Specie or Coin, as distinguished from paper currency; - a term used in many parts of Europe
Silver - One of the precious metals and the one most commonly used as Coin among all nations. In employing it as a medium of trade, the ancient Hebrews weighed it out, instead of having Coins. In the times of the New Testament there were Coins
Shilling - ) A silver Coin, and money of account, of Great Britain and its dependencies, equal to twelve pence, or the twentieth part of a pound, equivalent to about twenty-four cents of the United States currency
Mite - A small Roman Coin, so small, and of so little value, that we are told two of them made a farthing: (Luke 21:2) —and yet the Lord Jesus declared, that this was a costly offering when thrown in by the poor widow into the treasury
Temple Keeper - " Coin inscriptions show that it was an honorary title given to certain cities, especially in Asia Minor, where the cult of some god or of a deified human potentate had been established, here to Ephesus in respect of the goddess Artemis
Bat - Bat or bate, a small copper Coin of Germany, with a small mixture of silver, worth four crutzers. Also a Coin of Switzerland, worth five livres
Silver - ) Coin made of silver; silver money. Silver is one of the "noble" metals, so-called, not being easily oxidized, and is used for Coin, jewelry, plate, and a great variety of articles
Emboss - ) To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head on a Coin, or the like
Legend - one surrounding the field in a medal or Coin, or placed upon an heraldic shield or beneath an engraving or illustration
Scrip - ...
Bills of exchange cannot pay our debts abroad, till scrips of paper can be made current Coin
Piece - ) A Coin; as, a sixpenny piece; - formerly applied specifically to an English gold Coin worth 22 shillings
Pound - 1: λίτρα (Strong's #3046 — Noun Feminine — litra — lee'-trah ) was a Sicilian Coin, the equivalent of a Latin libra or as (whence the metric unit, "liter"); in the NT it is used as a measure of weight, a pound, John 12:3 ; 19:39
Angel - ) An ancient gold Coin of England, bearing the figure of the archangel Michael
Money-Changers - The moneychangers whom Christ, for their impiety, avarice, and fraudulent dealing, expelled from the temple were the dealers who supplied half-shekels, for such a premium as they might be able to exact, to the Jews from all parts of the world who assembled at Jerusalem during the great festivals, and were required to pay their tribute or ransom money in the Hebrew Coin
Old - It is quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in Coin and jewelry
Old - It is quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in Coin and jewelry
Daric - (from dara , a king ), Authorized Version "dram," ( 1 Chronicles 29:7 ; Ezra 2:69 ; 8:27 ; Nehemiah 7:70,71,72 ) a gold Coin current in Palestine in the period after the return from Babylon
Money-Changers - The money-changers whom Christ, for their impiety, avarice and fraudulent dealing, expelled from the temple were the dealers who supplied half-shekels, for such a premium as they might be able to exact, to the Jews from all parts of the world who assembled at Jerusalem during the great festivals, and were required to pay their tribute or ransom money in the Hebrew Coin
Money -
Uncointed money. --It is well known that ancient nations that were without a Coinage weighed the precious metals, a practice represented on the Egyptian monuments, on which gold and silver are shown to have been kept in the form of rings. We have no evidence of the use of Coined money before the return from the Babylonian captivity; but silver was used for money, in quantities determined by weight, at least as early as the time of Abraham; and its earliest mention is in the generic sense of the price paid for a slave. ...
Coined money. --After the captivity we have the earliest mention of Coined money , in allusion, as might have been expected, to the Persian Coinage, the gold daric (Authorized version dram ). ( Ezra 2:69 ; 8:27 ; Nehemiah 7:70,71,72 ) [1] No native Jewish Coinage appears to have existed till Antiochus VII. Sidetes granted Simon Maccabaeus the license to Coin money, B. 140; and it is now generally agreed that the oldest Jewish silver Coins belong to this period. With this silver there was associated a copper Coinage. The abundant money of Herod the Great, which is of a thoroughly Greek character, and of copper only, seems to have been a continuation of the copper Coinage of the Maccabees, with some adaptation to the Roman standard. In the money of the New Testament we see the native copper Coinage side by side with the Graeco-Roman copper, silver and gold. (The first Coined money mentioned in the Bible refers to the Persian Coinage, ( 1 Chronicles 29:7 ; Ezra 2:69 ) and translated dram . It is the Persian daric , a gold Coin worth about . The Coins mentioned by the evangelists, and first those of silver, are the following: The stater , ( Matthew 17:24-27 ) called piece of money , was a Roman Coin equal to four drachmas. It was worth 55 to 60 cents, and is of about the same value as the Jewish stater , or Coined shekel. The denarius , or Roman penny, as well as the Greek drachma , then of about the same weight, are spoken of as current Coins. Of copper Coins the farthing and its half, the mite , are spoken of, and these probably formed the chief native currency. (The Roman farthing ( quadrans ) was a brass Coin worth
Diana - A Roman Coin in the British Museum bears a representation of the temple with the image of the goddess in the centre
Pence, Penny, Pennyworth - 1: δηνάριον (Strong's #1220 — Noun Neuter — denarion — day-nar'-ee-on ) a Roman Coin, a denarius, a little less than the value of the Greek drachme (see PIECE), now estimated as amounting to about 9 1/2d
Penny - ) The Greek silver Coin, (Latin denarius , from whence the French denier ,) bearing the head of the reigning Roman emperor, the date of his tribunitian power or consulate, or the number of times he was saluted emperor (Matthew 22:19-21)
Real - ) A small Spanish silver Coin; also, a denomination of money of account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary system
Money - , Coined, or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a medium of exchange in financial transactions between citizens and with government; also, any number of such pieces; Coin. , which is payable in standard Coined money and is lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense, any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and selling
Money - , Coined, or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a medium of exchange in financial transactions between citizens and with government; also, any number of such pieces; Coin. , which is payable in standard Coined money and is lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense, any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and selling
Sect - A cutting or Coin
Blackmail - ) Black rent, or rent paid in corn, flesh, or the lowest Coin, a opposed to "white rent", which paid in silver
Current - ) Passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulating through the community; generally received; common; as, a current Coin; a current report; current history
Mint - The place where money is Coined by public authority. In Great Britain, formerly, there was a mint in almost every county but the privilege of Coining is now considered as a royal prerogative in that country, and as the prerogative of the sovereign power in other countries. MINT, To Coin to make and stamp money
Falsify - ) To counterfeit; to forge; as, to falsify Coin
Rhe'Gium - ( Acts 28:13 ) By a curious Coincidence, the figures on its Coin are the very "twin brothers" which gave the name to St
Talent - Among the ancients, a weight, and a Coin. Talent, among the Hebrews, was also a gold Coin, the same with a shekel of gold called also stater, and weighing only four drachmas
Mill - ) The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling anything, as a Coin or screw. ) To make a raised border around the edges of, or to cut fine grooves or indentations across the edges of, as of a Coin, or a screw head; also, to stamp in a Coining press; to Coin
Caesar - The current Coin bore Caesar's image, the argument which Jesus used to show Caesar could claim tribute (Matthew 22:17, etc
Thais - He assumed a secular dress and put a single Coin in his pocket, which he offered to Thaïs on arriving at her house
Countermark - ) A mark or token added to those already existing, in order to afford security or proof; as, an additional or special mark put upon a package of goods belonging to several persons, that it may not be opened except in the presence of all; a mark added to that of an artificer of gold or silver work by the Goldsmiths' Company of London, to attest the standard quality of the gold or silver; a mark added to an ancient Coin or medal, to show either its change of value or that it was taken from an enemy
Penny - The RV_ gives marginal reference to Matthew 18:28, where a note states that the Coin (which was of silver) was worth about 8½d
Change - ) Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations of money (technically called change) for; as, to change a gold Coin or a bank bill. ) Small money; the money by means of which the larger Coins and bank bills are made available in small dealings; hence, the balance returned when payment is tendered by a Coin or note exceeding the sum due
Shekel, Half Shekel - , dis, "twice," drachme, "a drachma," the Coin mentioned in Luke 15:8,9 ), was the amount of the tribute in the 1st cent
Lost Coin, Parable of the - The Coin lost was very small as Coins go (15 to 25 cents), but it meant much to the poor woman; hence her care in searching for it and joy at finding it
Assay - ) The act or process of ascertaining the proportion of a particular metal in an ore or alloy; especially, the determination of the proportion of gold or silver in bullion or Coin
Rap - ) A popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for a half-penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any Coin of trifling value
Money - 140, granted permission to Simon Maccabeus to Coin Jewish money. Shekels were Coined bearing a pot of manna and an almond rod
Gold - It is the heaviest metal except platina and being a very dense, fixed substance, and not liable to be injured by air, it is well fitted to be used as Coin, or a representative of commodities in commerce
Sweep - The lost Coin represents the Christian who has drifted out of the way of the Lord, and is hiding under home life, or business life, or laziness, and is not being used among GOD's people
Deputy - A Coin of Ephesus, in the senate's province of Asia, illustrates the use of "deputies" in Acts 19:38
Eagle - ) A gold Coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars
Royal - ) An old English Coin
Napoleon - ) A French gold Coin of twenty francs, or about $3
Earnest - 3 a to the effect that the payment of a perutah , the smallest Coin of Palestinian currency, on account of the purchase, was sufficient to bind the bargain
Utter - To put or send into circulation to put off, as currency, or cause to pass in commerce as, to utter Coin or notes
Bag - ( 2 Kings 5:23 ) They were long cone-like bags of the size to hold a precise amount of money, and tied or sealed for that amount, as we stamp the value on a Coin
Blank - ) A kind of base silver money, first Coined in England by Henry V. , and worth about 8 pence; also, a French Coin of the seventeenth century, worth about 4 pence. ) A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a Coin, screw, nuts
Shekel - When it became a Coined piece of money, the shekel of gold was equivalent to about 2 pound of our money. The Coin, a stater (q
Clip - ) To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip Coin
Mill - To stamp Coin
Bit - A small Coin of the West Indies, a half pistareen, about ten cents, or five pence sterling
Minute - ) A Coin; a half farthing
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2: δραχμή (Strong's #1406 — Noun Feminine — drachme — drakh-may' ) a drachma, firstly, "an Attic weight," as much as one can hold in the hand (connected with drassomai, "to grasp with the hand, lay hold of," 1 Corinthians 3:19 ), then, "a Coin," nearly equal to the Roman denarius (see PENNY), is translated "pieces of silver" in Luke 15:8,1 st part; "piece," 2nd part and Luke 15:9 . ...
5: ἀργύριον (Strong's #694 — Noun Neuter — argurion — ar-goo'-ree-on ) which frequently denotes "money," also represents "a silver Coin," of the value of a shekel or tetradrachmon (four times the drachme, see No
Weighing - It is too well known to need my pointing out that in the article of money among the Hebrews, their estimate of gold and silver, was by weight and not by any standard of Coin. " (Daniel 5:27) With us in our English customs, base Coin becomes for the most part the cause of its not passing
Cross - That on which our Savior suffered, is represented on Coins and other monuments, to have been of the former kind. Money or Coin stamped with the figure of a cross. The right side or face of a Coin, stamped with a cross. Cross and pile, a play with money, at which it is put to chance whether a Coin shall fall with that side up, which bears the cross, or the other which is called pile or reverse
Money (2) - —We propose to treat first of money in general as referred to in the Gospels, and afterwards of the definite sums or Coins which are there named. This word originally means brass, hence Coins of brass (or copper), and, as copper money circulated largely among the common people, money in general. κέρμα (John 2:15) comes from a verb meaning to cut, and means originally change or small Coins. It means, accordingly, money in the sense of lawful Coin. Here, too, the Authorized Version is at fault, the word meaning a definite Coin (see below, under ‘Stater’). This verse may be taken as evidence that gold as well as silver and copper Coins circulated in Palestine in the time of our Lord, although no gold Coin is mentioned in the Gospels. The current gold Coin was doubtless the Roman aureus, frequently referred to in the Mishna as a golden denarius. The Roman denarius was, of course, largely, in evidence, and was probably the silver Coin in most common use. But there were also Coins of larger size, bearing Greek names. Both would still be lawful Coin in the time of our Lord, though, as Mommsen surmises (ib. 72), the heavier royal tetradrachms would tend to be driven out of circulation by the lighter Phœnician Coins, which, besides, as corresponding exactly to the Hebrew shekel, were in special demand in Palestine for religious purposes (see below, under ‘Didrachm’). ]'>[1] was reinforced from the time of Augustus onwards by the tetradrachms Coined in large numbers at Antioch for circulation in the province of Syria. ...
A vexed question, which cannot be held to be yet decided, is whether prior to the time of the first Jewish revolt any silver Coins had been produced in Palestine itself. Until lately it has been usual for numismatologists to assign to Simon Meccabaeus certain silver shekels and half-shekels struck on the Phœnician standard, and bearing the inscription in Hebrew, ‘Jerusalem the Holy’ (Madden, Coins of the Jews, 65–71; Head, Hist. 379–383) and others for dating these Coins rather in the time of the revolt under Nero; and the opinion seems to he making headway that at the time of our Lord, and previously, the Jews were dependent for their silver money upon foreign sources. There were the copper Coins of the Hasmonaean princes, those of the various Herods, and those which had been struck since a. Schürer holds that the Romans imposed their monetary standard more rigorously in Palestine than elsewhere, and that even the Herodian Coins followed the Roman system (HJP
Before proceeding to speak in detail of the Coins named in the Gospels, it will be well to give in tabular form the main elements of the two systems, the Greek and the Roman, which obtained concurrently in Palestine at the time of our Lord. Alexander the Great had made the Attic drachm the unit of his Imperial Coinage, which he imposed upon all the lands he had conquered; and in adopting the Alexandrine drachm as equal to their own denarius, the Romans wished to indicate that they served themselves heirs to his kingdom in the East (Mommsen, op. ’ This identification enables us to assign values to those Coins which follow the Greek system. This method of ascertaining the value of the silver Coins of the Gospels does justice to the fact that, in the Roman Empire then, as in Britain now, the value of silver Coins was legally defined in terms of the gold standard. Definite sums of money and Coins mentioned in the gospels. —These may most conveniently be treated of under three heads: money of account, silver Coins, and copper Coins. —Two sums of money, to which no actual Coin corresponded, receive a special name in the Gospels. ) Silver Coins. —This is the most frequently mentioned Coin in the Gospels (Matthew 18:28; Matthew 20:2; Matthew 20:9-10; Matthew 20:13; Matthew 22:19, Mark 6:37; Mark 12:15; Mark 14:5, Luke 7:41; Luke 10:35; Luke 20:24, John 6:7; John 12:5). It is the name of the most important Roman Coin, which circulated throughout the Empire, and in terms of which all public accounts were made up. It was issued by the Imperial authority, even the Roman Senate having only the right to mint copper Coins, and could thus must appropriately be spoken of as ‘that which is Caesar’s. —This is the name of the unit of the Greek system of silver Coinage, and, as such, might be applied to a great variety of Coins front different mints and of different standards. In the Gospels it occurs only in the parable of the Lost Coin, where, of course, it must be understood of some Coin current in Palestine. Few Coins of this denomination were issued from the Phœnician cities or from Antioch, and the city of Caesarea in Cappadocia had only recently begun to Coin drachms on the Phœnician standard (of 55 grains) for use in the provinces of Syria and Cappadocia (Mommsen, op. Thus, while it is not impossible that the Coins in question may have been drachms of the Phœnician standard, they are with greater probability to be identified with the ‘Attic drachms’* Miletus - The Coin of Miletus has a lion looking back at a star
Hypocrisy: Easy But Dangerous - One must dig deep in dark mines for gold and silver; the precious treasure must be brought from far across the seas; it must be melted down, it must pass through many assays, and the dies must be worked with ponderous engines before the Coin can be produced; all this to the sluggish many is a heavy disadvantage
Rider - ) A Dutch gold Coin having the figure of a man on horseback stamped upon it
Redeem - ) To regain by performing the obligation or condition stated; to discharge the obligation mentioned in, as a promissory note, bond, or other evidence of debt; as, to redeem bank notes with Coin
Counterfeit - ) To imitate with a view to deceiving, by passing the copy for that which is original or genuine; to forge; as, to counterfeit the signature of another, Coins, notes, etc. ) Fabricated in imitation of something else, with a view to defraud by passing the false copy for genuine or original; as, counterfeit antiques; counterfeit Coin
Forge - ) To Coin
Eagle - A gold Coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars, or forty-five shillings sterling
Shield - ) A Coin, the old French crown, or ecu, having on one side the figure of a shield
Frank - ) A French Coin
Tail - ) The side of a Coin opposite to that which bears the head, effigy, or date; the reverse; - rarely used except in the expression "heads or tails," employed when a Coin is thrown up for the purpose of deciding some point by its fall
Bit - ) In the Southern and Southwestern States, a small silver Coin (as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12 1/2 cents; also, the sum of 12 1/2 cents
Cob - ) A Spanish Coin formerly current in Ireland, worth abiut 4s
Pound - There is no Coin known by this name, but the gold sovereign is of the same value
Silver - Coins were first minted after 700 B. In the New Testament period, the drachma, a silver Coin, was required for the Temple tax. See Coins ; Gold ; Money
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Isaiah 49:2 (a) This is an expression which indicates the safety and peace of the one who realizes that he is hidden in the hollow of the Lord's hand as a precious Coin or jewel is held in the hand of its owner
Copper - 2Formerly, a small copper Coin
Money-Changers - in the Gospels, were persons who exchanged native for foreign Coin, to enable those who came to Jerusalem from distant countries to purchase the necessary sacrifices
Treasures - But a few years since, some workmen digging in a garden at Sidon, discovered several copper pots, filled with gold Coin from the mint of Philip of Macedon and his son Alexander, unmixed with any of later date
Toss - To toss up, is to throw a Coin into the air and wager on what side it will fall
Mark - Also, a silver Coin of this value. ) An old weight and Coin
As - ) A Roman copper Coin, originally of a pound weight (12 oz
Changers of Money - They set up their tables in the court of the Gentiles, to exchange at a price the foreign Coin of Jews and proselytes coming from distant lands for the Hebrew half shekel (which was required from every adult from 20 years old and upward: Exodus 38:26) in presenting themselves to worship at the tabernacle or temple
Type - , the design on the face of a medal or a Coin
As - ) A Roman copper Coin, originally of a pound weight (12 oz
Man (the Good): Beneficial Influence of - To him full many of the poor and needy look up as to a friend in need, he is full of the milk of human kindness; where he cannot give in golden Coin he distributes comfort in sympathy and words of cheer
Reverse - ) The back side; as, the reverse of a drum or trench; the reverse of a medal or Coin, that is, the side opposite to the obverse
Money - Scripture often speaks of gold, silver, brass, of certain sums of money, of purchases made with money, of current money, of money of a certain weight; but we do not observe Coined or stamped money till a late period; which makes it probable that the ancient Hebrews took gold and silver only by weight; that they only considered the purity of the metal, and not the stamp. Lastly, they gave this metal, by public authority, a certain mark, a certain weight, and a certain degree of alloy, to fix its value, and to save buyers and sellers the trouble of weighing and examining the Coins. At the siege of Troy in Homer, no reference is made to gold or silver Coined; but the value of things is estimated by the number of oxen they were worth. Among the Persians it is said Darius, son of Hystaspes, first Coined golden money. The impression of the Coinage is not referred to; but it is said they weighed the silver, or other commodities, by the shekel and by the talent. The darcmonim or darics are money of the kings of Persia; and it is agreed that Darius, son of Hystaspes, first Coined golden money. But under the dominion of the Persians, the Hebrews were hardly at liberty to Coin money of their own, being in subjection to those princes, and very low in their own country. They were still less able under the Chaldeans, during the Babylonish captivity; or afterward under the Grecians, to whom they were subject till the time of Simon Maccabaeus, to whom Antiochus Sidetes, king of Syria, granted the privilege of Coining money in Judea, 1Ma_15:6 . The gold Coins were as follows; a shekel of gold was about fourteen and a half times the value of silver, that is, one pound seventeen shillings and five pence halfpenny. A daric, dram, 1 Chronicles 29:7 ; Ezra 8:27 , was a gold Coin struck by Darius the Mede. Take, for example, the circulation of Coin; at one time it is Greek Coin; at another, Roman; at another time ancient Jewish. But how accurately is even this stated according to history, and the arrangement of things! The ancient imposts which were introduced before the Roman dominion were valued according to the Greek Coinage; for example, the taxes of the temple, the διδραχμον , Matthew 17:24 . A payment which proceeded from the temple treasury was made according to the ancient national payment by weight, Matthew 26:15 ; but in common business, trade, wages, sale &c, the assis and denarius and Roman Coin were usual, Matthew 10:29 ; Matthew 20:3 ; Luke 12:6 ; Mark 14:5 ; John 12:5 ; John 6:7 . The more modern state taxes are likewise paid in the Coin of the nation which exercises at the time the greatest authority, Matthew 22:19 ; Mark 12:15 ; Luke 20:24
Money - Of uncoined money the first notice we have is in the history of Abraham (Genesis 13:2 ; 20:16 ; 24:35 ). But these were not properly Coins, which are pieces of metal authoritatively issued, and bearing a stamp. ...
Of the use of Coined money we have no early notice among the Hebrews. The first mentioned is of Persian Coinage, the daric (Ezra 2:69 ; Nehemiah 7:70 ) and the 'adarkon (Ezra 8:27 ). As long as the Jews, after the Exile, lived under Persian rule, they used Persian Coins. These gave place to Greek Coins when Palestine came under the dominion of the Greeks (B. 331), the Coins consisting of gold, silver, and copper pieces. ), and the silver Coins tetradrachms and drachms. gave permission to Simon the Maccabee to Coin Jewish money. ) were then Coined bearing the figure of the almond rod and the pot of manna
Pile - ) The reverse of a Coin
Sela - The emperor Hadrian named it Hadriana, as appears from a Coin
Counter - ) Money; Coin; - used in contempt
Piece of Silver - In the New Testament two words are rendered by the phrase "piece of silver:"
Drachma , ( Luke 15:8,9 ) which was a Greek silver Coin, equivalent, at the time of St. " ( Matthew 26:15 ; 17:3,5,6,9 ) It is difficult to ascertain what Coins are here intended
Lysanias - (6) A Coin discovered by Poeocke at Nebhi-Abel (Abila) bears the superscription Λυσανίου τετράρχ. But as Dio calls the first Lysanias a king, it is at least doubtful that the lower title of tetrarch should appear on his own Coin. In that case the Coin must have been struck by the second Lysanias
Brass - The noun χαλκός, translation ‘brass,’ is used by Christ in Matthew 10:9 ‘Get you no gold nor silver nor brass in your purses,’ by metonymy for copper Coin
Crown - A Coin anciently stamped with the figure of a crown. Other Coins bear the same name
FALSE - Counterfeit forged not genuine as false Coin a false bill or note
As - A Roman Coin, originally of a pound weight but reduced, after the first Punic war, to two ounces in the second Punic war, to one ounce and by the Papirian law, to half an ounce
Earnest - The Scotch word ‘arles’-the Coin given by a master to a servant on engagement as a pledge that the fee will be duly paid-is derived from the same source, and corresponds to the obsolete English word ‘earlespenny
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The word is used (1) of an "image" or a Coin (not a mere likeness), Matthew 22:20 ; Mark 12:16 ; Luke 20:24 ; so of a statue or similar representation (more than a resemblance), Romans 1:23 ; Revelation 13:14,15 (thrice); 14:9,11; 15:2; 16:2; 19:20; 20:4; of the descendants of Adam as bearing his image, 1 Corinthians 15:49 , each a representation derived from the prototype; (2) of subjects relative to things spiritual, Hebrews 10:1 , negatively of the Law as having "a shadow of the good things to come, not the very image of the things," i. , "character," "characteristic"); then, "a stamp" or "impress," as on a Coin or a seal, in which case the seal or die which makes an impression bears the "image" produced by it, and, vice versa, all the features of the "image" correspond respectively with those of the instrument producing it
Mark - In some countries, it is a Coin
Symbol - The parables of Jesus are rich in symbols: grain, weeds, various kinds of soil, a lost sheep, a lost Coin, and a lost son
Wages - Their wages are not counted out to them in the world’s Coin; they receive the Father’s open acknowledgment and gather fruit unto life eternal (Matthew 6:4; Matthew 6:6; Matthew 6:18, John 4:36)
Banking - ...
Origins The first money was bits of metal; later Coins were struck. Priests in the Temple set a standard for the weight of a standard shekel Coin (Numbers 3:47 ). Many salesmen often displayed their goods on the ground, but these men always put their Coins on a table. Other banking terms and practices in the Bible include Coins, exchangers, increase or interest, extortion, creditor, and debtor
Banking - ...
Origins The first money was bits of metal; later Coins were struck. Priests in the Temple set a standard for the weight of a standard shekel Coin (Numbers 3:47 ). Many salesmen often displayed their goods on the ground, but these men always put their Coins on a table. Other banking terms and practices in the Bible include Coins, exchangers, increase or interest, extortion, creditor, and debtor
Pattern - But as the impression on the wax reproduces the engraving on the seal, and the Coin or medal the device on the die, the word comes to be transferred, by a familiar process in the history of language, from the effect to the cause, and so is used not only of the copy but of the example or pattern from which the copy is made
Weights And Measures - 141, was the first to Coin Jewish money, though there existed doubtless from of old pieces of silver of known value, which passed from hand to hand without being always weighed. Herod the Great Coined money with his name on it; and Herod Agrippa had some Coins; but after that the Coins in Palestine were Roman. ...
Dram (daric, a Persian gold Coin) about ??? 1 Chronicles 29:7
Imagery - ...
In His parables, Jesus continued the Old Testament practice of using vivid images for God: a shepherd seeking one lost sheep (Luke 15:4-7 ); a woman seeking one lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10 ); a father waiting patiently for the return of one son and taking the initiative to reconcile the other (Luke 15:11-32 )
I - But in most English words this long sound is shortened, as in holiness, pity, gift in which words the sound of 1coincides with that of y in hypocrite,cycle,and at the end of words, in unaccented syllables, as in holy, glory. This letter enters into several digraphs, as in fail, field,seize, feign, vein, friend and with o in oil,join, Coin,it helps to form a proper diphthong
Trade And Commerce - A metaphor from the testing of Coin, etc. Coins and bills. -As mediums of exchange Coins and bills were in universal use, and the system of banking had reached a very considerable development. The Coinage system of the Roman Empire was based on a settlement made between the senate and Augustus (15-11 b. The right of Coining gold and silver in Rome was reserved to the Emperor, but the senate was authorized to issue copper and brass Coins, with the letters SC (= senatus consulto) stamped on them. The governors of senatorial provinces had the right to issue Coins, which after a. The weigh t of the aureus, or gold Coin, was reduced by Augustus from 1/40; of a pound (= 126 grammes), the weight of Julius Caesar’s, to 1/42; (= 120 grammes). In the senatorial Coinage brass (aurichalcum, used to render χαλκολιβάνῳ in certain Latin versions of Revelation 2:18, copper alloyed with 20 per cent of zinc) was used as well as copper. The supervision of the senatorial Coinage was nominally under the charge of three commissioners of senatorial rank, tres uiri auro argento aere flando feriundo (‘for the melting and striking of gold, silver, copper’). The Coinage from the Roman mint was inadequate to meet the needs of the great Empire, and was supplemented by other issues, which were also legal tender. Settlements of Roman citizens outside Italy (coloniae) might, if the Imperial permission were granted, issue bronze Coins, a privilege which apparently was withdrawn about a. A number of cities and unions of cities (κοινά) in the Eastern provinces were allowed to issue Coins. Syrian Antioch and Caesarea in Cappadocia (now Kaisarieh) issued large numbers of silver Coins, and the cistophorus of republican times (cf. 4) in Asia was replaced by a Coin of the value of three Roman denarii. An enormous quantity of bronze was also Coined in the East. It was a silver Coin, originally 1/96 of a pound in weight, in reality a Greek drachma, adopted by the Romans for purposes of trade with the Greeks of Southern Italy. The senatorial Coins in the baser metals, above mentioned, were the brass sestertius (four asses), brass dupondius (two asses), the copper as, and the copper semis. The denarius was the standard Coin in the Empire, and in it all legal payments were made. ) for the poor Christians at Jerusalem were conveyed there, not in Coin, but in the form of bank drafts on Jerusalem
Genovefa, Patron Saint of Paris And of France - Germanus reminded her of her promise, and gave her a brazen Coin marked with the cross, to wear as her only ornament
Sidon - On a Coin of the age of Antiochus IV Tyre claims to be "mother of the Sidonians," being at that time the capital city
Pilate - So far did the Jews' scruples influence the Roman authorities that no Coin is stamped with a god or emperor before Nero (DeSaulcy, Numism. 8-9); the "penny" stamped with Caesar's image in Matthew 22:20 was either a Coin from Rome or another province, the shekel alone was received in the temple
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As there can be no question of the existence of Coined money in Palestine until the Persian period, the first step in the study of the money of OT is to master the system of weights adopted for the weighing of the precious metals. Money in the Persian period: introduction of Coins . The addition of such a mark by the issuing authority serves as a public guarantee of the purity of the metal and the weight of the ingot, and transforms the latter into a Coin. Coined money is usually regarded as the invention of the Lydians early in the 7th cent. , but it is very improbable that any ‘coins’ reached Palestine before the fall of the Jewish State in b. The first actual Coins to reach Jerusalem were more probably those of Darius Hystaspis (b. 522 485), who struck two Coins, the daric in gold, and the siglos or siktos (from sheket ) in silver. 421) for retaining the older rendering in the sense, not of Coins, but of weights. There is, of course, no question of the Jewish community striking silver Coins of their own, this jealously guarded right being then, as always, ‘the touchstone of sovereignty. ’...
In this period, however, the wealthy commercial cities on the Phœnician seaboard Aradus, Sidon, Tyre, and others acquired the right of issuing silver Coins, which they naturally did on the native standard. These Coins have a special interest for the Bible student, from the fact that they are the numismatic representatives of ‘ the shekel of the sanctuary ,’ which is prescribed in the Priests’ Code as the monetary unit of the post-exilic community (see Leviticus 27:25 ‘all thy estimations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary’). Coinage, 20 of which yield a shekel of 224 grains. Alexander’s conquest of Syria was naturally followed by the introduction of his Coinage in gold, silver, and bronze. 301 198) the Jews had at their command the Coins of the Ptolemaic dynasty, struck at Alexandria on the Phœnician standard, as well as those of the flourishing cities on the Mediterranean. Now the Seleucids had continued Alexander’s silver Coinage on the Attic standard, the basis of which was the drachm of, originally, 67 grs. The first native Coinage: the problem of the ‘shekel of Israel’ . 139 138 Antiochus Sidetes granted to Simon Maccabæus the right to Coin money (see 1Ma 15:5 f. 14, 15; Reinach, Jewish Coins , pl. ; and more fully in Madden’s Coins of the Jews the standard work on Jewish numismatics, 67 ff. Only two alternatives are possible regarding the date of these famous Coins. In this case the earliest Jewish Coins will be certain small bronze Coins struck by the above-mentioned Hyrcanus (b. ’ The title of ‘king’ first appears on bronze Coins of Alexander Jannæus ‘Jonathan the king’ who also first introduced a Greek, in addition to a Hebrew, legend. No silver Coins, it may be added, were struck by any of Simon’s successors, or even by the more powerful and wealthier Herod. Since the denarius was almost equal in weight to the Syrian-Attic drachm (§ 4) the silver unit throughout the Seleucid empire the two Coins were regarded as of equal value, and four denarii were in ordinary business the equivalent of a tetradrachm of Antioch. ...
The Roman gold Coin, the aureus , representing 25 denarii, varied in weight in NT times from 126 to 120 grains. ...
In addition to these two imperial Coins, the system based on the Greek drachm was continued in the East, and both drachms and tetradrachms were issued from the imperial mint at Antioch. In our Lord’s day Tyre still continued to issue silver and bronze Coins, the former mainly tetradrachms or shekels on the old Phœnician standard (220 224 grs. shekel these Tyrian Coins were much in demand for the payment of the Temple tax of one half-shekel (see next §). Besides all these, the procurators issued small bronze Coins, probably the quadrans ( 1 /4 of an as), from their mint at Cæsarea, not to mention the numerous cities, such as Samaria-Sebaste, which had similar rights. ( b ) The silver Coin most frequently mentioned is the Roman denarius (AV
Passing to the copper Coins of the Gospels, we find three denominations in the original, the tepton , the kodrantes , and the assarion , rendered in Amer. There are great difficulties in the way of identifying these among the copper Coins that have come down to us (for details see Hastings’ DB [1] ‘ penny ’) associated with the price of sparrows ( Matthew 10:29 , Luke 12:6 ), and was a copper Coin on the Greek system, probably the dichatkus , of which in ordinary business 24 went to the denarius-drachm. The relative values of the three Coins may be represented by 1 /8, 1 /8, and 1 /3 of a penny respectively. ...
For the later Coinage of the Jews, which was confined to the two periods of revolt against the Roman power, in a
Trade And Commerce - A metaphor from the testing of Coin, etc. Coins and bills. -As mediums of exchange Coins and bills were in universal use, and the system of banking had reached a very considerable development. The Coinage system of the Roman Empire was based on a settlement made between the senate and Augustus (15-11 b. The right of Coining gold and silver in Rome was reserved to the Emperor, but the senate was authorized to issue copper and brass Coins, with the letters SC (= senatus consulto) stamped on them. The governors of senatorial provinces had the right to issue Coins, which after a. The weigh t of the aureus, or gold Coin, was reduced by Augustus from 1/40; of a pound (= 126 grammes), the weight of Julius Caesar’s, to 1/42; (= 120 grammes). In the senatorial Coinage brass (aurichalcum, used to render χαλκολιβάνῳ in certain Latin versions of Revelation 2:18, copper alloyed with 20 per cent of zinc) was used as well as copper. The supervision of the senatorial Coinage was nominally under the charge of three commissioners of senatorial rank, tres uiri auro argento aere flando feriundo (‘for the melting and striking of gold, silver, copper’). The Coinage from the Roman mint was inadequate to meet the needs of the great Empire, and was supplemented by other issues, which were also legal tender. Settlements of Roman citizens outside Italy (coloniae) might, if the Imperial permission were granted, issue bronze Coins, a privilege which apparently was withdrawn about a. A number of cities and unions of cities (κοινά) in the Eastern provinces were allowed to issue Coins. Syrian Antioch and Caesarea in Cappadocia (now Kaisarieh) issued large numbers of silver Coins, and the cistophorus of republican times (cf. 4) in Asia was replaced by a Coin of the value of three Roman denarii. An enormous quantity of bronze was also Coined in the East. It was a silver Coin, originally 1/96 of a pound in weight, in reality a Greek drachma, adopted by the Romans for purposes of trade with the Greeks of Southern Italy. The senatorial Coins in the baser metals, above mentioned, were the brass sestertius (four asses), brass dupondius (two asses), the copper as, and the copper semis. The denarius was the standard Coin in the Empire, and in it all legal payments were made. ) for the poor Christians at Jerusalem were conveyed there, not in Coin, but in the form of bank drafts on Jerusalem. The discovery of various hoards of Roman Coins and articles in Northern Europe suggests that there was a trade in other commodities as well
Base - ) Alloyed with inferior metal; debased; as, base Coin; base bullion
Trump Trumpet - This description is borne out by a Coin struck in the days of the Emperor Hadrian
Tables of Measures Weights And Money in the Bible - Madden (Jewish Coinage and Money), Whitehouse and Bissell. ROMAN COPPER MONEY...
(New Testament period, Coins were:)...
1 lepton = 1 mite,...
about 1/8 ct. times was much reduced from the earlier Coin of that denomination
Joy - The woman rejoices upon finding the lost Coin (15:8-10)
Palmtree - " Vespasian's Coin bore the palm and Zion as a woman sitting sadly beneath, and the legend "Judaea captive" (see p
Light - ) Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished; as, light Coin
Light - ) Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished; as, light Coin
Symbol - Thus the insignia of office and authority are crown, sword, sceptre, seal, Coin, robe, rod, staff
Joy - Then Jesus told three parables—the lost sheep, the lost Coin, and the loving father
Lost - It was to live in vain, as a Coin that lies hidden among the dust; to turn aside from life’s true way, and therefore miss life’s true end
Raise - To enhance to increase as, to raise the value of Coin to raise the price of goods
Call - ...
To call in, to collect, as to call in debts or money or to draw from circulation, as to call in clipped Coin or to summon together to invite to come together as, to call in neighbors or friends
Darius - ...
Harpocration makes him to have introduced the Coin named from him the daric
Pass - ) To go from one person to another; hence, to be given and taken freely; as, clipped Coin will not pass; to obtain general acceptance; to be held or regarded; to circulate; to be current; - followed by for before a word denoting value or estimation
Illustrations - Jesus knew what was in man, and, desiring His message to be current Coin for all, treasure of life for the simplest, He spoke in pictures and similitudes. It is amazing how the common life of His day passes in procession through His words! The sower in the fields, the merchant on his travels, the fisherman on the beach looking over his catch, the labourers waiting to be hired in the market-place, the beggar at the rich man’s gate and the dogs licking his sores, the clamorous woman with her wrongs at the unjust judge’s door, the poor woman turning her house upside down for her lost Coin, the play of the little children in the streets; and even the faults and follies of men, the Pharisee with his broad phylacteries and wide fringes praying ostentatiously at the street corners, the craft of the dishonest steward, the son who says ‘I go, sir,’ and goes not, the anxious host begging for a loaf at midnight, and the grumbling friend in bed with his children—all speak of the interest with which Jesus looked on life
Zidon - ), she seems to claim on a Coin to be the mother-city of Melita or Malta, as well as of Citlum and Berytus (Gesenius, Mon. While the oldest existing buildings date from the Middle Ages, there are many remains of great antiquity, traces of walls, hewn stones, pillars, Coins, and the reservoirs cut out of the rock
Palm Tree - It represents a captive woman sitting under a palm tree, with this inscription, "Judea capta;" [1] and upon a Greek Coin, likewise, of his son Titus, struck upon the like occasion, we see a shield suspended upon a palm tree, with a Victory writing upon it
Pass - to walk or step, to suffer The word pass Coincides with L. Bank bills pass as a substitute for Coin
Light - Not of legal weight clipped diminished as light Coin
Woman - ...
God's seeking activity is the theme of two parables, the lost sheep begins, “What man of you” and the parable of the lost Coin, “What woman. ” The woman looking for the lost Coin represented God's activity in seeking the lost, just as the man represented God's seeking activity
Go - This Coin goes for a crown
Commerce - Accordingly, frequent mention is made of public roads, fords, bridges, and beasts of burden; also of ships for the transportation of property, of weights, measures, and Coin, both in the oldest books of the Bible, and in the most ancient profane histories
Obsolete or Obscure Words in the English av Bible - ...
Silverling, Isaiah 7:23—small silver Coin
Miracles - The blasting of the Fig Tree ( Matthew 21:19 ), and the finding of the Coin in the Fish’s Mouth ( Matthew 17:27 ), may possibly be figurative sayings misunderstood. The finding of the Coin in the fish’s mouth ( Matthew 17:27 ) would be an exception to the rule of Jesus never to use His supernatural power on His own behalf, and the narrative itself allows us to explain it as a misunderstanding of figurative language. The majority of the miracles of the first group are not outside of the order of nature; what is extraordinary in them is their Coincidence with the prophetic declaration, this constituting the events signs of the Divine revelation
Parable - (6) The King’s interest: Lost Sheep ( Luke 15:3-7 ), Lost Coin ( Luke 15:8-10 ), Lost Son ( Luke 15:11-32 ); forfeited ownership sorrowfully known to the owner; social relationship to the Kingdom indicated by the fact that the sheep was one of a hundred, the Coin one of ten, and the son a member of a family
Temple (2) - , Luke 19:45; Luke 19:48, John 2:13-17; the money-changers‡ Weights And Measures - The principal if not the only Persian gold Coin is the daric, weighing about 129 grs. (1) The relations of these weights, as usually: employed for the standard of weighing silver , and their absolute values, determined from the extant silver Coins, and confirmed from other sources, were as follows, in grains exactly and in avoirdupois weight approximately: (2) For gold a different shekel was used, probably of foreign introduction. It seems to have been subdivided, in the Coinage, into halves (of 264 grains), quarters (of 132 grains) and sixths (of 88 grains)
Violence - ’ Is there necessarily any inconsistency, however? May we not have here one of those passages where by a slight change in the expression, by a turning of the Coin, as it were, a new and complementary truth is conveyed? Would there be any inconsistency if one were to say ‘the train is advancing quickly, and those who are quick succeed in entering it’? On the other hand, the translation of the Authorized and Revised Versions is open to the charge of being tautological
Complacency - Such are: John 10:17, Luke 15:7; Luke 15:10; Luke 15:22; Luke 15:24; Luke 15:32 (in the parables of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Prodigal Son, in which Luke 15:22; Luke 15:32 are especially notable, where Jesus mentions the joy of the father over the son’s return, and the reason which the father gives for that joy: ‘It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found’); our Lord’s assurance in another place that the prayer of the Publican was accepted of God (Luke 18:14); and again His testimony that prayer and almsgiving, if prompted by the right spirit, are rewarded by the Father who seeth in secret (Matthew 6:4; Matthew 6:6). The parables of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the
Chronicles, the Books of - The mention in both 1 Chronicles 29:7 and Ezra 2:69 of the Persian Coin, "darics" (as it ought to be translated instead of "dram"), is another proof
Nero - About 61 or 62 began the depreciation of the gold and silver Coinage, from which Rome never completely recovered. Nero also deprived the Senate of the right to issue copper Coinage. This was a serious blow, as the exchange value of the copper always exceeded the value of the metal, and the Senate could thus Coin credit-money to any amount. Paul’s missionary activity Coincides with Nero’s reign
Jesus, Life And Ministry of - Another time, when the religious authorities murmured that “This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them” (Luke 15:2 ), Jesus told three parables of God's inexhaustible love for those who are “lost” and of God's unbridled joy when the lost are found (the parables of the lost sheep, the lost Coin, and the lost son; Luke 15:3-32 )
Corinth - " A marvelous triumph of Christian love! Paul's persecutor paid in his own Coin by the Greeks, before Gallio's eyes, and then subdued to Christ by the love of him whom he sought to persecute
Adam (1) - divine, in that "God brought" the animals "to Adam to see what he would call them," and enabled him to know intuitively their characteristics, and so not at random or with arbitrary appellations, but with such as marked the connection (as all the oldest names did, when truth logical and moral Coincided) between the word and the thing, to name them; human, in that Adam, not God, was the name. Eicon, "image," presupposes a prototype, as the monarch is the prototype and his head on the Coin the image
Joy (2) - In the three famous parables that fill that chapter, the joy of God’s own heart is set forth under the images of the shepherd with his sheep, the woman with her precious Coin, and the father with his restored son
Parables - ” Examples are the paired parables of the treasure and the pearl (Matthew 13:44-46 ), the tower builder and the warring king (Luke 14:28-32 ), and the lost sheep and lost Coin (Luke 15:3-10 )
Money - A variety of monetary systems are represented in the Bible, corresponding to the political powers that dominated the cultures represented there, from the darics named after the Persian monarch Darius (these are the first actual Coins mentioned in the Bible see 1 Chronicles 29:7 ; Ezra 8:27 ; Nehemiah 7:70-72 ) to the Coins of the Roman Empire that bore Caesar's image (Matthew 22:20-21 ). Unlike the Coinage of the United States, which by law cannot bear the image of a living person, the Coins of the ancient world were more explicitly political, bearing the representation of the living monarch who sponsored the mint that produced the Coins. As Jesus affirms in Matthew 22 , Coins really belong to the person whose likeness appears on them, in contrast to God, who imprints his likeness (and hence his mark of ownership) on a living humanity (Genesis 1:27 ). ...
Although the word "money" appears frequently throughout some translations of the Old Testament, the first Coins were not produced in the ancient Near East until the seventh century b. "silver"), one must recognize that it is usually not Coins that are to be understood but refined, unminted silver. It was the term for the calibration of this weighing that gave the name of shekel [3] to the first Judean Coins whose size corresponded to a shekel weight (a little less than half an ounce). Hordes of Coins found in archaeological excavations echo the frequency with which money is described as buried in the Bible, for money is so vulnerable that there is little else one can do to protect it. Jesus notes that although one can purchase a pair of sparrows in the market for a single copper Coin comparable to a penny, this market value does not reflect the great attention that a single one of these birds receives from God (Matthew 10:29 ). Others may look with disdain upon a donation of a few copper Coins to the temple treasury, but it is not the market value of the widow's gift that Jesus finds important: "She put in everything—all she had to live on" (1618837041_23 )
Matthew, Gospel According to - ), the Coin in the fish’s mouth ( Matthew 17:24 ), Pilate’s wife’s dream and Pilate’s washing of his hands ( Matthew 27:19 ; Matthew 27:24 f
Man (2) - He was of value, as a lost Coin is of value, for which a woman sweeps the house and searches diligently until she finds it (Luke 15:8-10); or as a son is of value, who, even if he has left home for a far country and there wasted his substance in riotous living, is still dear to his father’s heart (Luke 15:11-32)
Matthew, the Gospel According to - The Latinisms (fragellosas , Matthew 27:26; kodranteen , Matthew 5:26) are unlike a translation from Hebrew into Greek, for why not use the Greek terms as Luke (Luke 12:59) does, rather than Graecised Latinisms? The Latinisms are natural to Matthew, as a portitor or gatherer of port dues, familiar with the Roman Coin quadrans, and likely to quote the Latin for "scourging" (fragellosas from flagellum ) used by the Roman governor in sentencing Jesus
Helena, Saint, Mother of Constantine the Great - We have a Coin stamped HELENA. The statement of Eusebius that Constantine paid his mother great honours, and caused her to be proclaimed Augusta to all the troops, and struck her image on gold Coins, is no doubt correct, but is unfortunately unaccompanied by dates (Vita Const. Silver and copper Coins are found with the name Flavia Helena Augusta , struck in her lifetime
Jonath - He paid the advertised fare in the current Joppa Coin, with the image and superscription of Jeroboam ii
Christ, Christology - The parables of the lost sheep and the lost Coin (Luke 15:3-10 ) bear out the same theme of searching, finding, and rejoicing that characterizes Jesus' inauguration of the messianic time of salvation, as do the parables of the great supper (Matthew 22:1-14 ; Luke 14:16-24 ) and the unjust steward (Luke 16:1-9 ), which emphasize the importance of immediate decision
Anthropology - Indeed, they are different sides of the same Coin
Antiochus - He confirmed the privileges which the king of Syria had granted to Simon, permitted him to Coin money with his own stamp, declared Jerusalem and the temple exempt from royal jurisdiction, and promised other favours as soon as he should obtain peaceable possession of the kingdom which had belonged to his ancestors
Woman - The parables of the mustard seed and leaven (like the lost sheep and Coin), each make the same point but alternate between male and female protagonists (13:18-21; 15:1-10)
Jerusalem - Moneychangers are numerous because people from many other countries are found there, most of whom bring with them Coin that is not current in the city
Father, Fatherhood - For, in the first place, the parable was spoken to justify Jesus’ reception of publicans (Luke 15:1-2), and publicans were rated as no better than Gentiles (Matthew 18:17); and, in the second place, the conclusion of Jesus in the parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin, which are manifestly parallel to that of the Lost Son, is perfectly general
Mark, Gospel According to - , Mark 12:42 (the ‘mite’ was a Jewish Coin) Mark 13:2 , Mark 15:42 ]'>[20]
Honorius, Flavius Augustus, Emperor - ...
A Coin of Honorius is figured in Smith's Dict
Lord's Day - And it is not used here as a newly-coined term. -We can hardly wonder that at one time κυριακός was regarded as a word ‘coined by the apostles themselves’ (Winer-Moulton, Grammar of NT Greek9, Edinburgh, 1882, p. ...
But from the fact that early Christians did not Coin the term κυριακός, but found it ready to hand in the vocabulary of the day, it does not necessarily follow that they used it as the pagan world used it
Annunciation, the - And he alone gives us the parable of the Woman and the Lost Coin
Peter - ), and the story of the Coin found in the fish’s mouth (Matthew 17:24-27)-are of only secondary interest
Personality - Christ did not Coin terms, and yet there is what may be called with Rothe, a ‘language of the Holy Ghost
Sacrifice (2) - ‘Except a Coin of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone,’ etc
Rome - Julius Caesar, after crossing the Rubicon and thus declaring civil war, forced his way in and seized £300,000 of Coined money, as well as 15,000 gold and 30,000 silver ingots. A Coin of 61 b
Person of Christ - Furthermore, while the idea of a suffering Messiah may not have been altogether unknown to Rabbinical theology, it was Jesus who first made it current spiritual Coin. The loftier in the scale of being a human character stands, the more entirely personality and vocation Coincide; and in the case of Jesus Christ the Coincidence was absolute
Justinianus i, Emperor - Besides his effigy on Coins, we have two probably contemporary portraits among the mosaics of Ravenna—one in the apse of the church of San Vitale, built in his reign, in which he appears among a number of other figures; the other now preserved in the noble church of Sant’ Apollinare in Urbe. On one occasion he attempted to debase the Coin, but was checked by a threatened insurrection in the capital. On his accession in 527 he professed himself a zealous supporter of the Two Natures and the decrees of Chalcedon, and the firmness of his throne was no doubt partly due to this Coincidence of his theological views with those of the bulk of his subjects in Constantinople, Thrace, and Asia Minor