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Confiscation
Confiscate • Seize
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Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Confiscation
CONFISCATION Appropriation of private property for public or governmental use. Confiscation was not practiced in Israel until the rise of the monarchy and was not permitted by God. This practice was foretold by Samuel before Israel elected its first king (1 Sam. 8:14) as an inherent danger of kings following
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Confiscation
confiscation. The seizure of private property for public or governmental use. Confiscation is not treated in the Mosaic law but its practice in Israel began with the rise of the monarchy. Samuel predicted that with the institution of the monarchy the king had the privilege of confiscating private property
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CONFISCATE
CONFISCATE [חָרַםkharam, יָרַשׁyarash, לָקַחlaqakh; עֲנָשׁʿanash; διαρπάζω diarpazō]. The royal seizure of a subject’s economic assets, often land, as punishment or for the king’s political gain (see Num 27:1–10; 1 Kgs 21; Ezra 7:26; 10:8; Tob 1:20; 2 Macc 3:13). Israelite land was inalienable (Lev