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Chest
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chest
Chest [Heb.; ārôn] (2 K. 12:9f; 2 Ch. 24:8, 10f). Heb. ʾārôn is cognate to Akk. arānu, Ugar. ʾarn, Phoen ʾrn, Aram ʾrn’. The word means “box, chest, coffin” (the latter especially in the Phoenician inscriptions and in rabbinic Hebrew; cf. Gen. 50:26). The “chest” in 2 K. 12 and 2 Ch. 24:8 was probably
Coffer
Coffer [Heb. ʾargaz] (1 S. 6:8, 11, 15, AV); RSV BOX; NEB CASKET. A small box in which the Philistines placed their golden rats and other offerings when they returned the ark.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chest
CHEST. Two Heb. words mean “chest,” referring to an object rectangular in shape and usually made of wood.1. Heb. ˒ārôn is uniformly used for the ark of the covenant except in two instances: (1) The bones of Joseph were placed in a “coffin” which was carried to Palestine (Gen 50:26). (2) King Joash
Coffer
COFFER. A small chest or box which the Philistines placed upon the cart with the ark (1 Sam 6:8, 11, 15). In this they placed the golden mice and emerods when they returned the ark to the Hebrews.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chest
Chest. By this word are translated in the Authorized Version two distinct Hebrew terms:1. Arôn; this is invariably used for the ark of the covenant, and, with two exceptions, for that only. The two exceptions alluded to are (a) the “coffin” in which the bones of Joseph were carried from Egypt, Gen.
Coffer
Coffer (argaz), a movable box hanging from the side of a cart. 1 Sam. 6:8, 11, 15. The word is found nowhere else.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Chest
CHEST. The rendering of two distinct Heb. terms:1. ˒Ārôn, invariably used for the Ark of the Covenant, with but two exceptions. These exceptions are (1) the “coffin” in which the bones of Joseph were carried to Palestine (Gen. 50:26) and (2) the “chest” in which Jehoiada the priest collected the offerings
Coffer
COFFER. A KJV term referring to the small box the Philistines placed upon the cart with the Ark (1 Sam. 6:8, 11, 15), and in which they placed the golden mice and tumors that formed their trespass offering.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Chest
Chest(Heb. ʾaron, generally rendered “ark”), the coffer into which the contributions for the repair of the temple were put (2 Kings 12:9, 10; 2 Chr. 24:8, 10, 11). In Gen. 50:26 it is rendered “coffin.” In Ezek. 27:24 a different Hebrew word, genazim (plur.), is used. It there means “treasure-chests.”
Coffer
Cofferthe receptacle or small box placed beside the ark by the Philistines, in which they deposited the golden mice and the emerods as their trespass-offering (1 Sam. 6:8, 11, 15).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Chest
Chestchest. 1 A large container, usually square with a hinged lid. King Jehoash (Joash; 837-800 b.c.) circumvented prior priestly laggardliness in repairing the Temple by commanding the priest Jehoida to build a chest into which worshipers would directly deposit religious donations and from which professional
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Chest
CHEST — a word with two distinct meanings in the Bible:1. The trunk, or rib cage, of the human body (Dan. 2:32).2. A wooden box, or container (2 Chr. 24:3–11).Also see Coffer.
Coffer
COFFER — KJV word for the Chest in which the Philistines placed their guilt offering to the God of Israel (1 Sam. 6:8, 11, 15).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHEST
CHEST<chest> (אָרוֹן‎ [’aron], גַּנָזִים‎ [genazim]; [κιβωτός, kibotos]):1. The ark of the covenant in Old Testament is invariably denoted by the word ’aron, elsewhere rendered the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) “chest.”See ARK.2. [’Aron] is also the word
COFFER
COFFER<kof’-er> ([אַרגָּז‎, ’argaz]): A small box such as that in which the Philistines placed their golden mice and other offerings in returning the Ark (1 Samuel 6:8, 11, 15).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Chest
chest. A box (of any size) for keeping valuables. English versions use this term in a few passages (e.g., 2 Ki. 12:9–10 [lxx kibōtos G3066]; 2 Chr. 24:8–11 [lxx glōssokomon G1186]) to render Hebrew ʾărôn H778, a word that occurs elsewhere frequently with reference to the ark of the covenant. Another
Coffer
coffer. This English term is used by the KJV to render Hebrew ʾargaz H761, “box, chest,” which occurs only three times (1 Sam. 6:8, 11, 15). See chest.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Chest
CHEST, chest (אָרוֹן‎, ’ārōn, גְּנָזִים‎, genāzīm; κιβωτός, kibōtós):(1) The ark of the covenant in OT is invariably denoted by the word ’ārōn, elsewhere rendered AV and RV “chest.” See Ark.(2) ’Ārōn is also the word rendered “coffin” (Gen 50:26: “and he was put in a coffin in E.”). See Coffin.
Coffer
COFFER, kofʹẽr (אַרְגָּז‎, ’argāz): A small box such as that in which the Philis placed their golden mice and other offerings in returning the Ark (1 S 6:8, 11, 15).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CHEST
CHEST [אֲרוֹןʾaron; κιβωτός kibōtos]. Container for collecting money for Temple repairs (2 Kgs 12:9–10; 2 Chr 24:8–11) and for holding Temple treasures (1 Esd 1:54).
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