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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Money Changer
Money Changer. Ancient profession which undertook many of the services performed by the modern banker, particularly in the area of exchanging the currency of one country or province into that of another, or of exchanging small coins for coins of greater value or vice versa. Naturally a fee was charged
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Money-Changer
Money-Changer [Gk kollybistḗs] (Mt. 21:12 par Mk. 11:15; Jn. 2:15); AV also CHANGER; [kermatistḗs] (Jn. 2:14); AV CHANGER OF MONEY. See Bank III.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Money Changer
MONEY CHANGER Ancient profession that undertook many of the services performed by the modern banker, particularly in the area of exchanging the currency of one country or province into that of another, or of exchanging small coins for coins of greater value or vice versa. Naturally, a fee was charged
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Money Changers
money changers. The cosmopolitan nature of a city like Jerusalem made exchange of funds a complex matter. Thus, money changers would often be located at the gate of the city or a building (such as the temple) to perform the exchanges required for commerce. When a money changer exchanged Antiochian tetradrachmas
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Money Changers
MONEY CHANGERSThe Jews of NT times, abhorring idolatry, could not use coins in religious service that had the head of a “divine” Caesar or other symbol of paganism. When it came to the payment of the yearly temple tax (Mt 17:24 ff.), based by the rabbis on the census half-shekel of Ex 30:13, offices
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Money-Changers
MONEY-CHANGERS. The ‘exchangers’ of Mt. 25:27 (av) were regular bankers (trapezitai); cf. the saying commonly ascribed to our Lord, ‘Be expert bankers’—i.e. trustworthy and skilled in detecting counterfeits. A specialized class of money-changers officiated in the Temple precincts, probably in the Court
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Money-Changer
Money-ChangerIn ancient Palestine, the banker who exchanged local currency for that of a different country or province. Coins were widely used in the Roman Empire, and many different types, weights, and sizes of coins found their way into ancient Judea. This was especially true of Jerusalem during the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Money Changer
Money-Changer (Gk. kollybistḗs, kermatistḗs).† In ancient Palestine, the banker who exchanged local currency for that of a different country or province. The work of the money-changers in the Jerusalem temple (Matt. 21:12 par. Mark 11:15; John 2:14–15) was necessary so that coins from various
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Money Changers
MONEY CHANGERS Those mentioned in the Gospels are Temple officials who exchanged various local and imperial coins for the Tyrian standard coin, which was the only coinage that could be deposited in the Temple treasury (Matt 21:12; Mark 11:15). Surcharges of up to 8 percent were sometimes rolled into
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Money-changers
Money-changers. Matt. 21:12; Mark 11:15; John 2:15. According to Ex. 30:13–15, every Israelite who had reached or passed the age of twenty must pay into the sacred treasury, whenver the nation was numbered, a half-shekel as an offering to Jehovah. The money-changers whom Christ, for their impiety, avarice
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Money Changer
MONEY CHANGER (Gk. kollubistēs, “a coin dealer”; kermatistēs, “money broker,” from kerma, a “small coin”).1. Bankers who sat in the Court of the Gentiles (or in its porch) and for a fixed discount changed all foreign coins into those of the sanctuary. Every Israelite, rich or poor, who had reached
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Money-changer
Money-changer(Matt. 21:12; Mark 11:15; John 2:15). Every Israelite from twenty years and upwards had to pay (Ex. 30:13–15) into the sacred treasury half a shekel every year as an offering to Jehovah, and that in the exact Hebrew half-shekel piece. There was a class of men, who frequented the temple
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