Benefice • Beneficence • Collection • Donation
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Contribution [Heb. terûmâ, menāṯ (2 Ch. 31:3); Gk. koinōnía (Rom. 15:26; 2 Cor. 9:13), logía or logeía (1 Cor. 16:1f)]; AV also OFFERING, PORTION (2 Ch. 31:3), OBLATIONS (31:14), COLLECTION (1 Cor. 16:1), GATHERINGS (16:2), DISTRIBUTION (2 Cor. 9:13); NEB also SHARE (2 Ch. 31:3), COMMON
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
COLLECTION. The word collection is found in two passages in the KJV (2 Chr 24:6, 9; 1 Cor 16:1). However, in the OT the original is more properly rendered “tax.” In the NT the word logeia is used (found only here) which refers to a voluntary gathering of money for charitable purposes. The use of this
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
benefice. A term originally used for a grant of land for life as a reward (beneficium) for services. Under *canon law it came to imply an ecclesiastical office which prescribed certain duties or conditions (‘spiritualities’) for the due discharge of which it awarded certain revenues (‘temporalities’).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
COLLECTION.1. Joash ordered a collection for the repairing of the Temple (2 Chron. 24:6, 9; NASB, “levy”; NIV, “tax”). A chest was placed by the high priest at the entrance of the Temple to receive the same. By making a distinction between this money and that given for the use of the priests a special
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
CollectionThe Christians in Palestine, from various causes, suffered from poverty. Paul awakened an interest in them among the Gentile churches, and made pecuniary collections in their behalf (Acts 24:17; Rom. 15:25, 26; 1 Cor. 16:1–3; 2 Cor. 8:9; Gal. 2:10).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CONTRIBUTION<kon-tri-bu’-shun> ([κοινωνία, koinonia], “communion” or “fellowship,” Romans 15:26; 2 Corinthians 9:13): The meaning “contribution” is drawn from the context, rather than from the Greek word. The phrase in the passage cited, literally rendered, would be “to exercise” or “put
COLLECTION<ko-lek’-shun>:1. In the Old Testament ([מַשְׂאֵת‎, mas’eth], “something taken up”), used in 2 Chronicles 24:6, 9 the King James Version with reference to the tax prescribed in Ex, 30:12, 16; the Revised Version (British and American) “tax.”2. In the New Testament “collection”
A Catholic Dictionary
benefice. An ecclesiastical benefice is a perpetual right, established by the Church in favour of an ecclesiastical person, of receiving the profits of Church property, on account of the discharge, by such person, of a spiritual office.The term had its origin in a special use of the Latin word beneficium
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
contribution. This English term is used by the NIV and other versions of the OT primarily as a rendering of Hebrew tĕrûmâ H9556, “tribute, offering” (e.g., Exod. 29:28; 2 Chr. 31:10–14). In the NT it renders koinōnia G3126 (which more frequently means “fellowship, sharing”; see communion) in one
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CONTRIBUTION, kon-tri-būʹshun (κοινωνία, koinōnía, “communion” or “fellowship,” Rom 15:26; 2 Cor 9:13): The meaning “contribution” is drawn from the context, rather than from the Gr word. The phrase in the passage cited, lit. rendered, would be “to exercise” or “put fellowship into activity.” The
COLLECTION, kō̇-lekʹshun:(1) In the OT (מַשְׂאֵת‎, mas’ēth, “something taken up”), used in 2 Ch 24:6, 9 AV with reference to the tax prescribed in Ex 30:12, 16; RV “tax.”(2) In the NT “collection” is the tr given to λογία, logía, found only twice (classical, συλλογή, sullogḗ). It is used with
Handbook of Evangelical Theologians
ContributionsJ. Rodman Williams has become both a major proponent and theologian of the contemporary charismatic renewal.47 He points to the benefits that this movement has had within historic churches:1. Recovery of a dynamic sense of the reality of the Christian faith2. Renewal of the community