Collateral • Down Payment • Pledge
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
DEPOSIT. Primarily a legal term referring to money or property placed with a guardian for safekeeping. Israelite laws regarding deposits, including penalties assessed to a custodian under whose guardianship a deposit was lost or stolen, are found in Exod 22:6–10 and Lev 6:2–4 (5:21–23 LXX). In later
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Deposit [Heb. piqqāḏôn]. Personal property placed in the care of another for safekeeping. Laws regarding such practice indicate the trust was bound by oath, with the holder financially responsible for the goods (Lev. 6:1–7 [MT 5:20–26]). In Ex. 22:7–13 (MT 6–12) the laws of trusteeship distinguish
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DEPOSIT — something entrusted to another for safekeeping; money given as a down payment. The Old Testament laid down specific laws concerning the protection of deposits (Ex. 22:7–13). The New Testament describes the gospel as a special trust given to Christians, who are responsible for proclaiming it
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DEPOSIT<de-poz’-it> ([παραθήκη, paratheke], 1 Timothy 6:20; 2 Timothy 1:12, 14 the Revised Version, margin, paraphrased in both the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) into “that which is committed” (see COMMEND)): The noun was used in the classical Greek,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DEPOSIT Something given as a down payment; money invested with a banker for the purpose of drawing interest (Matt. 25:27); something given to another for safekeeping (Exod. 22:7). Exodus 22:7–13 gives guidelines for cases in which property left for safekeeping is stolen or a deposited animal is injured
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Down Payment; Pledge
Down payment, pledgeGreek expression: arrabōnPronunciation: ar-hrab-OHNStrong’s Number: 728Key Verses2 Corinthians 1:21–22; 5:5; Ephesians 1:13–14In ancient times, people showed their intent to purchase a property or land by providing a down payment. In the Greek language, this was called an
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
deposit. An individual in biblical times would sometimes leave a deposit either as security or for safekeeping. Since there were no banks or security houses in the ancient world, it would not be uncommon for an individual to deposit valuables with a friend or neighbor if he were going on a journey. Specific
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
DEPOSIT, dē̇-pozʹit (παραθήκη, parathḗkē, 1 Tim 6:20; 2 Tim 1:12, 14 RVm, paraphrased in both AV and RV into “that which is committed” [see Commend]): The noun was used in the classical Gr, just as its Eng. equivalents, for “that which is placed with another for safe keeping,” a charge committed to
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DEPOSIT [פִּקָּדוֹןnuakh, נוּחַpiqqadhon; ἀριθμός arithmos, παρακαταθήκη parakatathēkē, τίθημι tithēmi, χρῆμα chrēma]. An item entrusted to someone or placed in a location for safe keeping. Failure to restore a deposit to its owner is equivalent to oppression or robbery (Lev 6:2, 4, 5, 21, 23),