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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCORBAN
kor'-ban (qorban; doron; translated "a gift," "a sacrificial offering," literally, "that which is brought near," namely, to the altar): An expression frequently used in the original text of the Old Testament; in the English Bible it occurs in Mark 7:11; compare also Matthew 15:5. It is the most general term for a sacrifice of any kind. In the course of time it became associated with an objectionable practice. Anything dedicated to the temple by pronouncing the votive word "Corban" forthwith belonged to the temple, but only ideally; actually it might remain in the possession of him who made the vow. So a son might be justified in not supporting his old parents simply because he designated his property or a part of it as a gift to the temple, that is, as "Corban" There was no necessity of fulfilling his vow, yet he was actually prohibited from ever using his property for the support of his parents. This shows clearly why Christ singled out this queer regulation in order to demonstrate the sophistry of tradition and to bring out the fact of its possible and actual hostility to the Scripture and its spirit.
Greek2878a. korban -- an offering
... an offering. Transliteration: korban Short Definition: Corban. Word Origin of Hebrew
origin qorban Definition an offering NASB Word Usage Corban (1). ...
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2878. korban -- an offering
Explanation of "Corban. "
The Traditions of the Elders in Collision with Divine Law.
The Gates and Doors on the North Side.
Origen's Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew
Never a Man Like Him
The Death of Salome. The Cities which Herod and Philip Built. ...
Jesus' Last Public Discourse. Denunciation of Scribes and ...
Rejection of the Tradition of the Elders.
Smith's Bible DictionaryCorban
an offering to God of any sort, bloody or bloodless, but particularly in fulfillment of a vow. The law laid down rules for vows, (1) affirmative; (2) negative. (Leviticus 27:1; Numbers 30:1) ... Upon these rules the traditionists enlarged, and laid down that a man might interdict himself by vow, not only from using for himself, bur from giving to another or receiving from him, some particular object, whether of food or any other kind whatsoever. The thing thus interdicted was considered as corban . A person might thus exempt himself from any inconvenient obligation under plea of corban. It was practices of this sort that our Lord reprehended, (Matthew 15:5; Mark 7:11) as annulling the spirit of the law.
ATS Bible DictionaryCorban
A sacred gift, a present devoted to God, or to his temple, Matthew 23:18. Our Savior reproaches the Jews with cruelty towards their parents, in making a corbon of what should have been appropriated to their use. The son would say to his needy parents, "It is a gift- whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me," that is, I have already devoted to God that which you request of me, Mark 7:11; and the traditionary teachings of the Jewish doctors would enforce such a vow, and not suffer him to do aught for his parents against it, although it was contrary to nature and reason, and made void the law of God as to honoring parents, Matthew 15:3-9. The Pharisees, and the Talmudists their successors, permitted even debtors to defraud their creditors by consecrating their debt to God; as if the property were their own, and not rather the right of their creditor.
Easton's Bible DictionaryA Hebrew word adopted into the Greek of the New Testament and left untranslated. It occurs only once (Mark 7:11). It means a gift or offering consecrated to God. Anything over which this word was once pronounced was irrevocably dedicated to the temple. Land, however, so dedicated might be redeemed before the year of jubilee (Leviticus 27:16-24). Our Lord condemns the Pharisees for their false doctrine, inasmuch as by their traditions they had destroyed the commandment which requires children to honour their father and mother, teaching them to find excuse from helping their parents by the device of pronouncing "Corban" over their goods, thus reserving them to their own selfish use.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) An offering of any kind, devoted to God and therefore not to be appropriated to any other use; esp., an offering in fulfillment of a vow.
ThesaurusCorban (2 Occurrences)
... requires children to honour their father and mother, teaching them to find excuse
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Vow (49 Occurrences)
Gained (66 Occurrences)
Wherewith (182 Occurrences)
Whatsoever (167 Occurrences)
Tradition (13 Occurrences)
Tells (38 Occurrences)
Mightest (21 Occurrences)
Mark (182 Occurrences)
Profit (143 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceCorban (2 Occurrences)
Matthew 27:6 And the chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, It is not lawful to cast them into the Corban, since it is the price of blood.
Mark 7:11 But you say,'If a man tells his father or his mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban, that is to say, given to God;"'
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