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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of contributing.

2. (n.) That which is contributed; -- either the portion which an individual furnishes to the common stock, or the whole which is formed by the gifts of individuals.

3. (n.) An irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax levied on the people of a town or country.

4. (n.) Payment, by each of several jointly liable, of a share in a loss suffered or an amount paid by one of their number for the common benefit.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kon-tri-bu'-shun (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 fellowship into activity." The koinonia subsisting among believers because of their inner communion with Christ places them and their gifts and possessions at the service of one another (see COMMUNION). They are enjoined. not to forget to communicate (Hebrews 13:16). To be "communicative" (koinonikoi) is to be a habit of their lives, the Christian principle being that of the holding of all property as a trust, to be distributed as there is need (Acts 2:44 2 Corinthians 8:14 f). The first occasion for calling this fellowship into activity, by way of "contributions," was within the church at Jerusalem and for its needy members (see COMMUNITY OF GOODS). The second occasion was repeatedly from the infant Gentilechurches for the poor within the same church (Acts 11:29 Romans 15:26 2 Corinthians 8:1-4; 2 Corinthians 9:2); the fellowship thus widening from intra-congregational to general church benevolence. These contributions were gathered weekly (1 Corinthians 16:2 f), were proportioned to the means of the givers (Acts 11:29 1 Corinthians 16:2), were not exacted or prescribed, in a legalistic manner, but were called forth as the free-will offerings of grateful hearts (2 Corinthians 8:7), springing from th community spirit, and were sent to their destination by accredited representatives of the congregations (1 Corinthians 16:3 Acts 11:30).

H. E. Jacobs

2842. koinonia -- fellowship
... Word Origin from koinonos Definition fellowship NASB Word Usage contribution (2),
fellowship (12), participation (2), sharing (3). fellowship; contribution. ...
// - 7k

3048. logeia -- a collection
... ah) Short Definition: a collection, collecting Definition: a collection, collecting
(of money), particularly of an irregular local contribution for religious ...
// - 6k

2024. epichoregia -- a supply
... supply. From epichoregeo; contribution -- supply. see GREEK epichoregeo. (epichoregias)
-- 2 Occurrences. 2023, 2024. epichoregia. 2025 . Strong's Numbers.
// - 6k

2878. korban -- an offering
... the offering; a consecrated present (to the Temple fund); by extension (the latter
term) the Treasury itself, ie The room where the contribution boxes stood ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
8641. terumah -- contribution, offering (for sacred uses)
... 8640, 8641. terumah. 8642 . contribution, offering (for sacred uses).
Transliteration: terumah Phonetic Spelling: (ter-oo-maw') Short Definition: ...
/hebrew/8641.htm - 6k

8642. terumiyyah -- what belongs to a contribution, a contribution
... terumiyyah. 8643 . what belongs to a contribution, a contribution. Transliteration:
terumiyyah Phonetic Spelling: (ter-oo-mee-yaw') Short Definition: allotment ...
/hebrew/8642.htm - 6k


The Contribution of Science to Christianity
... The Contribution of Science to Christianity. ... This loan of the instruments
constitutes the first great contribution of science to religion. ...
/.../berkhof/new evangelism and other papers/the contribution of science to.htm

The Contribution of the Natural and Social Sciences
alleged that religion has not a specific contribution to make. POSITIVISM. ...
/.../chapter v the contribution of.htm

The Strange Jumble of the Pleroma the Frantic Delight of the ...
... Chapter XII."The Strange Jumble of the Pleroma The Frantic Delight of the Members
Thereof. Their Joint Contribution of Parts Set Forth with Humorous Irony. ...
/.../tertullian/against the valentinians/chapter xii the strange jumble of.htm

The Spiced Wine of My Pomegranate;
... The word ????? or communion, is frequently employed by inspired writers
in the sense of communication or contribution. When, in ...
// he come/the spiced wine of my.htm

Rom. xv. 25-27
... saints. For it has pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain
contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xxx rom xv 25-27.htm

... compilations? The first really masterly contribution to our English hymnody
from Greek sources was that made by Dr. Neale. With ...
/...// of the apostolic church/introduction.htm

The Formation of the CIM
... My wish was, not that those present should be relieved by making such contribution
as might there and then be convenient, under the influence of a present ...
// retrospect/chapter xix the formation of.htm

Works by the Rev. Marcus Dods, DD
... each. "An excellent contribution to the series (Expositor's Bible). ... "An interesting
contribution to a most important subject.""Presbyterian Churchman. ...
/.../the expositors bible the gospel of st john vol ii/works by the rev marcus.htm

... the full beauty of the originals, he still hopes that they may convey a fair impression
of these and constitute a not unworthy contribution to American hymnody ...
// and hymnwriters of denmark/foreword.htm

... that for any other division of the school. This book is a choice contribution
to that literature. It comes from a man who has devoted ...
/.../ boy and the sunday school/introduction.htm

Contribution (24 Occurrences)
... benefit. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CONTRIBUTION. kon ... 30). HE Jacobs.
Multi-Version Concordance Contribution (24 Occurrences). Acts ...
/c/contribution.htm - 16k

Papyrus (4 Occurrences)
...Contribution to New Testament Study 12. Chief Collections 13. ... These are now so abundant
and extensive as to make an important contribution to the Homeric text. ...
/p/papyrus.htm - 34k

Club (7 Occurrences)
... members. 4. (n.) A joint charge of expense, or any person's share of it; a
contribution to a common fund. 5. (vt) To beat with a club. ...
/c/club.htm - 9k

Collection (7 Occurrences)
... persons. 4. (n.) A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes,
as by passing a contribution box for freewill offerings. 5 ...
/c/collection.htm - 11k

Shekel (37 Occurrences)
... The temple contribution, with which the public sacrifices were bought (Exodus
30:13; 2 Chronicles 24:6), consisted of one common shekel, or a sanctuary half ...
/s/shekel.htm - 23k

Trophimus (3 Occurrences)
... throughout all the churches, but also that he was chosen by the churches to travel
with him, ie with Paul, with this grace, ie with the contribution of money ...
/t/trophimus.htm - 15k

Affliction (120 Occurrences)
... The profoundest contribution in the Old Testament to a solution of the problem is
the idea of the vicarious and redemptive significance of pain and sorrow. ...
/a/affliction.htm - 53k

Contributions (19 Occurrences)

/c/contributions.htm - 12k

... Their historical contribution, aside from the mention of many names of persons and
places, is slender, but for ancient Hebrew writing and to a less extent for ...
/o/ostraca.htm - 10k

Oblation (208 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A gift or contribution made to a church, as for the expenses of the
Eucharist, or for the support of the clergy and the poor. Int. ...
/o/oblation.htm - 40k

Bible Concordance
Contribution (24 Occurrences)

Acts 11:29 As any of the disciples had plenty, each determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea;
(See NAS)

Romans 15:26 For it has been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are at Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 16:1 And concerning the collection that 'is' for the saints, as I directed to the assemblies of Galatia, so also ye -- do ye;
(See RSV)

2 Corinthians 9:13 seeing that through the proof given by this service, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the Good News of Christ, and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all;

Philippians 1:5 for your contribution to the good news from the first day till now,

Exodus 25:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they take an offering for me. From everyone whose heart makes him willing you shall take my offering.
(See NAS)

Exodus 25:3 This is the offering which you shall take from them: gold, silver, brass,
(See NAS)

Exodus 29:28 and it shall be for Aaron and his sons as their portion forever from the children of Israel; for it is a wave offering: and it shall be a wave offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifices of their peace offerings, even their wave offering to Yahweh.
(See NIV)

Exodus 30:14 Everyone who passes over to those who are numbered, from twenty years old and upward, shall give the offering to Yahweh.
(See NAS)

Exodus 30:15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when they give the offering of Yahweh, to make atonement for your souls.
(See NAS)

Exodus 35:5 'Take from among you an offering to Yahweh. Whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, Yahweh's offering: gold, silver, brass,
(See NAS)

Exodus 35:21 And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD's offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.
(See NAS)

Exodus 35:24 Everyone who did offer an offering of silver and brass brought Yahweh's offering; and everyone, with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it.
(See NAS)

Leviticus 7:14 Of it he shall offer one out of each offering for a heave offering to Yahweh. It shall be the priest's who sprinkles the blood of the peace offerings.

Leviticus 7:32 The right thigh you shall give to the priest for a heave offering out of the sacrifices of your peace offerings.

Leviticus 7:34 For the waved breast and the heaved thigh I have taken from the children of Israel out of the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons as their portion forever from the children of Israel.'"
(See NAS)

Numbers 5:9 Every heave offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they present to the priest, shall be his.

Deuteronomy 12:11 then it shall happen that to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the wave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which you vow to Yahweh.
(See NAS)

Deuteronomy 12:17 You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain, or of your new wine, or of your oil, or the firstborn of your herd or of your flock, nor any of your vows which you vow, nor your freewill offerings, nor the wave offering of your hand;
(See NAS)

2 Chronicles 31:3 He appointed also the king's portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, to wit, for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the Sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the law of Yahweh.
(See RSV)

2 Chronicles 31:14 And Kore, the son of Imnah the Levite, the keeper of the east door, had control of the offerings freely given to God, and the distribution of the offerings of the Lord and the most holy things.

Nehemiah 10:34 We cast lots, the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, according to our fathers' houses, at times appointed, year by year, to burn on the altar of Yahweh our God, as it is written in the law;
(See NIV)

Nehemiah 10:39 For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the wave offering of the grain, of the new wine, and of the oil, to the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests who minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.

Ezekiel 44:30 The first of all the first fruits of every thing, and every offering of everything, of all your offerings, shall be for the priest: you shall also give to the priests the first of your dough, to cause a blessing to rest on your house.
(See NAS)



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