Collection of Money
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
COLLECTION — money gathered for two distinctive purposes:1. In the Old Testament, the word “collection” refers to a nonvoluntary religious tax collected from the people of Israel by the Levites (2 Chr. 24:6, 9). The Mosaic law also referred to this tax as “ransom” (Ex. 30:12) and “atonement money” (Ex.
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Collections. Gatherings of freewill offerings of material or money. In order to secure her existence, to preserve her proper activity, and to provide for the poor, the Church has need of material means of support. These have at all times been obtained in a twofold manner, either by way of assessment
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
COLLECTION, THE [λογείας logeias]. Paul organized a large ecumenical collection for the poor in the Jerusalem churches in various Christian communities under his control between 48–57 ce. His various references to this ambitious venture indicate that it was not just an “ordinary” fund-raising project