What does Penny mean in the Bible?

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People's Dictionary of the Bible - Penny
Penny. Matthew 20:2; Matthew 22:19; Luke 20:24. This word in the English version is misleading at the present time. 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. The penny shown to Christ was a Roman denarius, bearing the likeness and name of Tiberius Cæsar, who was emperor of Rome at that time. Agreeing "to pay the laborer a denarius a day" shows that 16 cents was then about the value of a day's labor in Judea.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - 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. in the time of our Lord, occurs in the singular, e.g., Matthew 20:2 ; 22:19 ; Mark 12:15 ; Revelation 6:6 ; in the plural, e.g., Matthew 18:28 ; Mark 14:5 ; Luke 7:41 ; 10:35 ; John 12:5 ; "pennyworth" in Mark 6:37 ; John 6:7 , lit., "(loaves of two hundred) pence." Considering the actual value, "shilling" would have been a more accurate translation, as proposed by the American translators, retaining "penny" for the as, and "farthing" for the quadrans.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Mass Penny
An Anglo-Saxon term signifying a money offering of uncertain value commonly made, at the Offertory of the Mass all over the Western Church from the 12th to the 15th century.
Webster's Dictionary - Penny-a-Liner
(n.) One who furnishes matter to public journals at so much a line; a poor writer for hire; a hack writer.
Webster's Dictionary - Penny
(1):
(n.) 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. (the initial of denarius).
(2):
(n.) Any small sum or coin; a groat; a stiver.
(3):
(a.) Worth or costing one penny.
(4):
(a.) Denoting pound weight for one thousand; - used in combination, with respect to nails; as, tenpenny nails, nails of which one thousand weight ten pounds.
(5):
(n.) See Denarius.
(6):
(n.) Money, in general; as, to turn an honest penny.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Penny,
δηνάριον.A common Roman coin. It was the labourer's wages for a day. Matthew 20 . Higher sums were reckoned by this coin, as the debt of 500 pence in Luke 7:41 . The Lord when answering the Jews said "Show me a penny." Luke 20:24 . It was the chief Roman silver coin. See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Penny
(See DRAM; DRACHMA.) 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). A labourer's day's wages (Matthew 20:2; Matthew 20:13). The good Samaritan's gift of twopence for the entertainment of the man at the inn would suffice for two days. In Revelation 6:6 "a measure (choenix , two or three pints) of wheat for a penny," implies comparative scarcity when a man's whole day's wages would only buy a day's provisions, instead of, as ordinarily, buying 16 to 20 measures.
Webster's Dictionary - Earles Penny
Earnest money. Same as Arles penny.
Webster's Dictionary - et-Penny
(n.) Something which gets or gains money; a successful affair.
Webster's Dictionary - Rome Penny
Alt. of Rome scot
Webster's Dictionary - True-Penny
(n.) An honest fellow.
Webster's Dictionary - Third-Penny
(n.) A third part of the profits of fines and penalties imposed at the country court, which was among the perquisites enjoyed by the earl.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Penny
PENNY. See Money, §§ 6, 7.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Penny
See Coins .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Penny
The Greek drachma, or Roman denarious, equivalent to about fourteen cents. In reading the Scripture passage in which this word, occurs, we should consider that the real value of money, to purchase labor or commodities, was far greater then that now; and also that even the nominal value of the drachma would be better expressed by "shilling," or "franc," than by "penny." Thus, "two hundred shillings' worth of bread would not suffice," Mark 6:37 ; "he took out two francs and gave them to the host," Luke 10:35 . So in Revelation 6:6 , "a measure of wheat for a penny" expresses to the English reader the idea of great plenty; whereas the original indicates a distressing scarcity. A drachma in Christ's time was good wages for a day's labor in a vineyard, Matthew 20:2 .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Penny, Pennyworth
In the New Testament "penny," either alone or in the compound "pennyworth," occurs as the rendering of the Roman denarius . ( 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.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Penny
‘Penny’ (δηνάριον) is mentioned twice in Revelation 6:6. The RV_ gives marginal reference to Matthew 18:28, where a note states that the coin (which was of silver) was worth about 8½d. The American Revisers’ note renders δηνάριον by ‘shilling,’ which more nearly represents the actual value. During the reign of Nero the denarius suffered depreciation, and its value was as above stated. In the time of Christ it was worth 9:6 pence, or roughly 9½d. (see DCG_, art._ ‘Money’). For its purchasing power, with special reference to Revelation 6:6, see HDB_, art._ ‘Money,’ 11. The denarius, or the denarius-drachm, probably underlies the ‘pieces of silver’ mentioned in Acts 19:19 (see EBi_, art._ ‘Stater,’ with reference to Vulg._). At the higher value the total price of the books burned is about £2000.
W. Cruickshank.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Penny (2)
PENNY.—See Money.

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Pence - of Penny. See Penny. ) of Penny...
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 . (See Penny. ) The "penny," denarius , in metal was equivalent to 7 1/2 pence, but could purchase more than our shilling
Tenpenny - See 1st Penny. ) Valued or sold at ten pence; as, a tenpenny cake. See 2d Penny, n
Farthing - The fourth of a Penny a small copper coin of Great Britain, being the fourth of a Penny in value. We however use the word to denote the fourth part of a Penny in value, but the Penny is of different value from the English Penny, and different in different states
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Penny (2) - PENNY
Pennyworth - ) A Penny's worth; as much as may be bought for a Penny. ) Hence: The full value of one's Penny expended; due return for money laid out; a good bargain; a bargain
Pens - of Penny
Hap'Penny - ) A half-penny
Earles Penny - Same as Arles Penny
Penny - Penny
Penny - Penny. When the translation was first made the English Penny was a silver coin. The Penny shown to Christ was a Roman denarius, bearing the likeness and name of Tiberius Cæsar, who was emperor of Rome at that time
Bodle - ) A small Scotch coin worth about one sixth of an English Penny
Threepence - ) A small silver coin of three times the value of a Penny
Giving - A woman who was known to be very poor, came to a missionary meeting in Wakefield, and offered to subscribe a Penny a-week to the mission fund, 'Surely,' said one, 'you are too poor to afford this?' She replied, 'I spin so many hanks of yarn a-week for my living, and I'll spin one hank more, and that will be a Penny a-week for the society
Pieces of Gold - In Luke 15:8-9, the Greek drachma, Roman denarius, Penny. (See DRACHMA; Penny
Apiece - " In Matthew 20:9,10 , "every man a Penny," is a free rendering for "a Penny apiece;" in Luke 9:14 , the RV adds "each" to translate the ana; in Luke 10:1 , ana duo is "two by two
Quadrans - ) The fourth of a Penny; a farthing
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
Penny - ) Worth or costing one Penny. ) Denoting pound weight for one thousand; - used in combination, with respect to nails; as, tenpenny nails, nails of which one thousand weight ten pounds. ) Money, in general; as, to turn an honest Penny
Tommy - ) Bread, - generally a Penny roll; the supply of food carried by workmen as their daily allowance
Pennyweight - ) A troy weight containing twenty-four grains, or the twentieth part of an ounce; as, a Pennyweight of gold or of arsenic. It was anciently the weight of a silver Penny, whence the name
Farthing - ) The fourth of a Penny; a small copper coin of Great Britain, being a cent in United States currency
Penny - In reading the Scripture passage in which this word, occurs, we should consider that the real value of money, to purchase labor or commodities, was far greater then that now; and also that even the nominal value of the drachma would be better expressed by "shilling," or "franc," than by "penny. So in Revelation 6:6 , "a measure of wheat for a Penny" expresses to the English reader the idea of great plenty; whereas the original indicates a distressing scarcity
Hireling - In the time of our Lord a day's wage was a "penny" (q
Penny, Pennyworth - In the New Testament "penny," either alone or in the compound "pennyworth," occurs as the rendering of the Roman denarius
Penny, - The Lord when answering the Jews said "Show me a Penny
Earnest - Tindale’s (1533) use of ‘earnest-penny’: ‘that assured saving health and earnest-penny of everlasting life
Mite - The seventh of an obolus , which was the sixth of a drachma or denarius , "penny" (Mark 12:42; Luke 12:59; Luke 21:2)
Rosary - ) A coin bearing the figure of a rose, fraudulently circulated in Ireland in the 13th century for a Penny
Tope - ) A small shark or dogfish (Galeorhinus, / Galeus, galeus), native of Europe, but found also on the coasts of California and Tasmania; - called also toper, oil shark, miller's dog, and Penny dog
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
Peter-Pence - Was an annual tribute of one Penny paid at Rome out of every family at the feast of St
Copper - ) A coin made of copper; a Penny, cent, or other minor coin of copper
Pence, Penny, Pennyworth - , Matthew 18:28 ; Mark 14:5 ; Luke 7:41 ; 10:35 ; John 12:5 ; "pennyworth" in Mark 6:37 ; John 6:7 , lit. " Considering the actual value, "shilling" would have been a more accurate translation, as proposed by the American translators, retaining "penny" for the as, and "farthing" for the quadrans
Penny - In Revelation 6:6 "a measure (choenix , two or three pints) of wheat for a Penny," implies comparative scarcity when a man's whole day's wages would only buy a day's provisions, instead of, as ordinarily, buying 16 to 20 measures
Cecil Calvert - In 1659 he founded in London a Maryland mint, from which was struck the Lord Baltimore Penny
Cecilius Calvert - In 1659 he founded in London a Maryland mint, from which was struck the Lord Baltimore Penny
Calvert, Cecil - In 1659 he founded in London a Maryland mint, from which was struck the Lord Baltimore Penny
Calvert, Cecilius - In 1659 he founded in London a Maryland mint, from which was struck the Lord Baltimore Penny
Inconsistency: Glossed Over - ' After the same manner it is growing too common at what are called Penny Readings, to indulge in
Brick - ) Any oblong rectangular mass; as, a brick of maple sugar; a Penny brick (of bread)
Wages - ) The labourer's daily wages (misthos ) in Matthew 20 are set at one denarius ("penny") a day, 7 3/4 d
Spikenard - See ALABASTER and Penny
Penny - ‘Penny’ (δηνάριον) is mentioned twice in Revelation 6:6
Spikenard - The costliness of Mary's offering (300 pence=) may beat be seen from the fact that a Penny (denarius, 15 to 17 cents) was in those days the day-wages of a laborer
Bedlam - Formerly managed, by religious who made every effort to cure their patients, Bedlam later became a center of cruel abuses; in the 18th century, raving maniacs were exhibited to visitors at a charge of one Penny for admission
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
Laborers in the Vineyard, Parable of the - One of the parables of Christ (Matthew 20), in which the householder hiring men at different hours of the day even up to the eleventh, or last, gives each of them the same wage, "a Penny" meaning a piece of money, as if the one hour laborer was entitled to as much as the full day laborer
Pieces - (See Penny
Tribute - (See Penny
Mail - ) A small piece of money; especially, an English silver half-penny of the time of Henry V
Coins - ...
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. 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. 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
Moore, Thomas - Other poetical works are: "Corruption and Tolerance," a satire, 1808; "The Sceptic, a Philosophical Satire," 1809; "Intercepted Letters or the Two-penny Post Bag," a light satirical work, 1813; "Lalla Rookh," an oriental romance, 1819; the first of the "National Airs," 1818; and the "Loves of the Angels," an oriental poem, 1822
Thomas Moore - Other poetical works are: "Corruption and Tolerance," a satire, 1808; "The Sceptic, a Philosophical Satire," 1809; "Intercepted Letters or the Two-penny Post Bag," a light satirical work, 1813; "Lalla Rookh," an oriental romance, 1819; the first of the "National Airs," 1818; and the "Loves of the Angels," an oriental poem, 1822
Agree - To settle by stipulation, the minds of parties being agreed, as to the terms as, Didst thou not agree with me for a Penny a day? Matthew 20 ...
To agree on articles of partnership ...
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Money - For the corns mentioned in the Bible, see Shekel, Penny, Farthing
Every, Everyone, Everything - ...
(2) In Matthew 20:9,10 , the preposition ana, "upward" (used distributively), governing the noun denarion, is translated "every man (a Penny). " There is no word for "every man," and an appropriate rendering would be "a Penny apiece;" cp
Tables of Measures Weights And Money in the Bible - ]'>[1]...
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Piece - ...
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
Money - The Roman denarius or "penny" in weight and value in New Testament is equivalent to the Greek drachma (Matthew 22:19; Luke 15:8, Greek text). So, the Penny coin extant of Tiberius has the title "Caesar," whereas most later emperors have the title Augustus. ) The assarion , a diminutive of an "as," less than our Penny, is loosely translated "farthing" in Matthew 10:29; Luke 12:6
Image - The Lord when shown a Penny asked 'whose image' is this? They said, Caesar's
Money - See MITE , Penny , SHEKEL
Weights And Measures - ...
Penny, δηνάριον……………………………. A Penny (δηνάριον) was the usual daily wages of a working man: its purchasing value then must have been considerably more than it is now
Herodians - "He perceived their craftiness, and said, Why tempt ye Me? show Me a Penny
Money - The denarius , or Roman Penny, as well as the Greek drachma , then of about the same weight, are spoken of as current coins
Money - The farthing, Matthew 5:26 , was in value the thirteenth part of a Penny sterling. The mite was the half of a farthing, or the twenty-sixth part of a Penny sterling. 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. The didrachma, or tribute money, Matthew 17:24 , was equal to fifteen pence halfpenny. A gold Penny is stated by Lightfoot to have been equal to twenty-five silver pence
Money - our sixpenny piece weighs 43. , say nine pence halfpenny for convenience, or a French franc. ]'>[1] ‘ Penny ,’ Amer. ]'>[1] by ‘mite,’ ‘farthing,’ and ‘penny’ respectively. ]'>[2] , unfortunately, renders both the two last by ‘farthing,’ having used ‘penny’ for the denarius. ]'>[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. Its value would thus be about 3 /8 of a Penny. The relative values of the three coins may be represented by 1 /8, 1 /8, and 1 /3 of a Penny respectively
Irish Martyrs - ...
Archbishops ...
Dermot O'Hurley, Cashel
Edmond MacGauran, Armagh
Malachy O'Quealy, Tuam
Richard Creagh, Armagh
Bishops ...
Boetius Egan, Ross
Cornelius O'Devany, Down and Connor
Edmund Dungan, Down and Connor
Eugene MacEgan (bishop-designate), Ross
Heber MacMahon, Clogher
Maurice O'Brien, Emly
Oliver Plunket, Saint
Patrick O'Healy, Mayo
Redmond Gallagher, Derry
Terrance Albert O'Brian, Emly
William Walsh, Meath
Secular Priests ...
AEneas Penny
Andrew Stritch
Bernard Fitzpatrick
Bernard Moriarty
Bernard O'Carolan
Brian Murchertagh
Daniel Delaney
Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Moloney
Donatus MacCried
Donough O'Cronin
Donough O'Falvey
Edward Stapleton
Eugene Cronin
George Power
Henry White
Hugh Carrigi
James Murchu
James O'Hegarty
John Lune
John O'Grady
John O'Kelley
John Stephens
John Walsh
Laurence O'Moore
Louis O'Laverty
Maurice O'Kenraghty
Nicholas Young
Patrick O'Derry
Patrick O'Loughran
Philip Cleary
Richard French
Roger Ormilius
Theobald Stapleton
Thomas Bath
Thomas Morrissey
Walter Ternan
Order of Premonstratensians ...
John Kieran (or Mulcheran)
Order of Cistercians ...
Bernard O'Trevir
Edmund Mulligan
Eugene O'Gallagher
Gelasius O'Cullenan
James Eustace
Luke Bergin
Malachy O'Connor
Malachy Shiel
Nicholas Fitzgerald
Patrick O'Connor
the Abbot and Monks of the Monastery of Magia
the Prior and the members of the Abbey of Saint Saviour
Order of Preachers ...
32 religious of the Monastery of Londonderry
Ambrose AEneas O'Cahill
Bernard O'Ferral
Bernard O'Kelly
Clement O'Callaghan
Cormac MacEgan
Daniel MacDonnel
David Fox
David Roche
Dominic MacEgan
Dominick Dillon
Donald O'Meaghten
Donatus Niger
Edmund O'Beirne
Felix MacDonnel
Felix O'Connor
Gerald Fitzgerald
Hugh MacGoill
James Moran
James O'Reilly
James Woulf
John Keating
John O'Cullen
John O'Flaverty
John O'Luin
Lawrence O'Ferral
Myler McGrath
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Martyrs, Irish - ...
Archbishops ...
Dermot O'Hurley, Cashel
Edmond MacGauran, Armagh
Malachy O'Quealy, Tuam
Richard Creagh, Armagh
Bishops ...
Boetius Egan, Ross
Cornelius O'Devany, Down and Connor
Edmund Dungan, Down and Connor
Eugene MacEgan (bishop-designate), Ross
Heber MacMahon, Clogher
Maurice O'Brien, Emly
Oliver Plunket, Saint
Patrick O'Healy, Mayo
Redmond Gallagher, Derry
Terrance Albert O'Brian, Emly
William Walsh, Meath
Secular Priests ...
AEneas Penny
Andrew Stritch
Bernard Fitzpatrick
Bernard Moriarty
Bernard O'Carolan
Brian Murchertagh
Daniel Delaney
Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Moloney
Donatus MacCried
Donough O'Cronin
Donough O'Falvey
Edward Stapleton
Eugene Cronin
George Power
Henry White
Hugh Carrigi
James Murchu
James O'Hegarty
John Lune
John O'Grady
John O'Kelley
John Stephens
John Walsh
Laurence O'Moore
Louis O'Laverty
Maurice O'Kenraghty
Nicholas Young
Patrick O'Derry
Patrick O'Loughran
Philip Cleary
Richard French
Roger Ormilius
Theobald Stapleton
Thomas Bath
Thomas Morrissey
Walter Ternan
Order of Premonstratensians ...
John Kieran (or Mulcheran)
Order of Cistercians ...
Bernard O'Trevir
Edmund Mulligan
Eugene O'Gallagher
Gelasius O'Cullenan
James Eustace
Luke Bergin
Malachy O'Connor
Malachy Shiel
Nicholas Fitzgerald
Patrick O'Connor
the Abbot and Monks of the Monastery of Magia
the Prior and the members of the Abbey of Saint Saviour
Order of Preachers ...
32 religious of the Monastery of Londonderry
Ambrose AEneas O'Cahill
Bernard O'Ferral
Bernard O'Kelly
Clement O'Callaghan
Cormac MacEgan
Daniel MacDonnel
David Fox
David Roche
Dominic MacEgan
Dominick Dillon
Donald O'Meaghten
Donatus Niger
Edmund O'Beirne
Felix MacDonnel
Felix O'Connor
Gerald Fitzgerald
Hugh MacGoill
James Moran
James O'Reilly
James Woulf
John Keating
John O'Cullen
John O'Flaverty
John O'Luin
Lawrence O'Ferral
Myler McGrath
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Pound - —The value of the denarius (Authorized Version ‘penny’) being about 9½d
Alexander, Bishop of Hierapolis Euphratensis - He went forth in utter poverty, not taking with him a single Penny of his episcopal revenue, or a book or paper belonging to the church
the Widow With the Two Mites - Chalmers's Penny a week, for the Sustentation Fund. Just as with ourselves where some give to this one fund hundreds of pounds a year and others a Penny a week
Version, the Authorised - Now, 1899, a New Testament can be purchased for one Penny, and a Bible for six pence
Pilate - 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
Parable - the hired laborers all alike getting the Penny, not that there are no degrees of rewards (2 John 1:8) but the gracious gift of salvation is the same to all; the key is Matthew 19:27-30; Matthew 20:16
Weights And Measures - It represented the amount of corn for a day's food; and hence a choenix for a Penny (or denarius ), which usually purchased a bushel (Cic
Money - 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 )
the Ten Virgins - Not one Penny had Paul left
Lot - But to come out of that manufacture, that import, that export; to refund with usury those moneys; to rise up at the loss of thousands and thousands, nay, possibly at the loss of every Penny a man possesses; to leave a splendidly paying business merely at the twinge of a secretly tortured conscience,-no man ever does it
Money (2) - Denarius (δηνάριον, Authorized Version and Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 Penny; American Revisers, more happily, shilling)
Ethics (2) - He gives as an example the gross case of one who evades the plain human duty of supporting his parents by the manœuvre of dedicating to the Temple the money he might have spared for them: once the fateful word ‘Corban’ is spoken, then every Penny so consecrated belongs to God, and is, as sacred property, interdicted from all secular uses, and so from that of the parents
Socialism - A list of 140 books and pamphlets bearing specially on the movement in England was compiled by the present writer in 1897, and may be mentioned because it can be obtained for a Penny (Appendix to Socialism and the Teaching of Christ, by [J