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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Chest

By this word are translated in the Authorized Version two distinct Hebrew terms:

  1. Aron ; this is invariably used for the ark of the covenant, and, with two exceptions, for that only. The two exceptions alluded to are (a) the "coffin" in which the bones of Joseph were carried from Egypt, (Genesis 50:26) and (b) the "chest" in which Jehoiada the priest collected the alms for the repairs of the temple. (2 Kings 12:9,10; 2 Chronicles 24:8-11)
  2. Genazim , "chests." (Ezekiel 27:24) only.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews 'aron, generally rendered "ark"), the coffer into which the contributions for the repair of the temple were put (2 Kings 12:9, 10; 2 Chronicles 24:8, 10, 11). In Genesis 50:26 it is rendered "coffin." In Ezek. 27:24 a different Hebrew word, genazim (plur.), is used. It there means "treasure-chests."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A large box of wood, or other material, having, like a trunk, a lid, but no covering of skin, leather, or cloth.

2. (n.) A coffin.

3. (n.) The part of the body enclosed by the ribs and breastbone; the thorax.

4. (n.) A case in which certain goods, as tea, opium, etc., are transported; hence, the quantity which such a case contains.

5. (n.) A tight receptacle or box, usually for holding gas, steam, liquids, etc.; as, the steam chest of an engine; the wind chest of an organ.

6. (v. i.) To deposit in a chest; to hoard.

7. (v. i.) To place in a coffin.

8. (n.) Strife; contention; controversy.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHEST

chest ('aron, genazim; kibotos):

(1) The ark of the covenant in Old Testament is invariably denoted by the word 'aron, elsewhere rendered the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) "chest."

See ARK.

(2) 'Aron is also the word rendered "coffin" (Genesis 50:26: "and he was put in a coffin in E.").

See COFFIN.

(3) In Kings and Chronicles (2 Kings 12:9, 10 2 Chronicles 24:8, 10, 11) 'aron stands uniformly for a money chest. It is the "chest" that Jehoiada, the priest, placed in the court "beside the altar" and "bored a hole in the lid of" that the priests might "put therein all the money that was brought into the house of Yahweh" (2 Kings 12:9); and "the chest" that King Joash commanded to be made and set "without at the gate of the house of Yahweh" to receive "the tax that Moses the servant of God laid upon Israel" (2 Chronicles 24:8, 10, 11). One feature is common to the thing meant in all these applications-the c. was rectangular in shape, and, most probably in every instance, made of wood.

(4) Josephus (Ant., VI, 1, 2) uses the equivalent of the word to denote the "coffer" (1 Samuel 6:8 English Versions), or small chest, in which the princes of Philistia deposited the gold mice.

(5) In New Testament times the "chests" that were provided in the court of the women, in the temple of Herod, to receive the various kinds of money gifts had the exceptional shape of a trumpet (if Sheqalim, vi.5 may be trusted)-wide at the bottom and gradually narrowing toward the top, hence, called shopharoth. It was into these that the Master was watching the multitude casting in their money when He saw the poor widow cast in her two mites (Mark 12:41, 42).

(6) In Ezekiel 27:24, where the prophet is giving an inventory of the merchandise of Tyre, another word entirely is used (genazim), and it is rendered in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) "chests" ("chests of rich apparel, bound with cords and made of cedar"). According to Cornill, Davidson, Smend and others this rendering is without sufficient support (see Smith, Dictionary of the Bible and commentary in the place cited.).

George B. Eager

Greek
2382. thorax -- a breastplate
... 2382 (the root of the English term, "thorax") -- properly, a ("") which protected
the chest and extended down to the ; (figuratively) what protects the (our ...
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1101. glossokomon -- a case, a box
... a box. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: glossokomon Phonetic Spelling:
(gloce-sok'-om-on) Short Definition: bag, purse, box, chest Definition: (a ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1101.htm - 6k

4738. stethos -- the breast
... the breast. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: stethos Phonetic Spelling:
(stay'-thos) Short Definition: the breast Definition: the breast, chest. ...
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2859. kolpos -- the bosom
... 2859 -- properly, the upper part of the chest where a garment naturally folded to
form a "pocket" -- called the "," the position synonymous with (union). ...
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3149. mastos -- the breast
... breast, pap. Word Origin der. from a prim. root ma- Definition the breast
NASB Word Usage breasts (2), chest (1). pap. From the ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/3149.htm - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
727. aron -- a chest, ark
... 726, 727. aron. 728 . a chest, ark. Transliteration: aron Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-rone') Short Definition: ark. ... ark, chest, coffin. ...
/hebrew/727.htm - 6k

712. argaz -- a box, chest
... a box, chest. Transliteration: argaz Phonetic Spelling: (ar-gawz') Short Definition:
box. Word Origin from ragaz Definition a box, chest NASB Word Usage box (3) ...
/hebrew/712.htm - 6k

8392. tebah -- a box, chest
... 8391, 8392. tebah. 8393 . a box, chest. Transliteration: tebah Phonetic
Spelling: (tay-baw') Short Definition: ark. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/8392.htm - 5k

1595. genez -- treasury, perhaps chests
... chest, treasury. From an unused root meaning to store; treasure; by implication,
a coffer -- chest, treasury. 1594, 1595. genez. 1596 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/1595.htm - 6k

Library

What the Big Chest Contained
... CHAPTER III What the Big Chest Contained. Great sins always have a beginning;
the first attempts to do evil are not hard to check ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/byrum/how john became a man/chapter iii what the big.htm

Methodical Liberality
... the priests consented to receive no more money of the people, neither to repair
the breaches of the house.9. But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/methodical liberality.htm

Glad Givers and Faithful Workers
... of God: and also all the dedicated things of the house of the Lord did they bestow
upon Baalim.8. And at the king's commandment they made a chest, and set it ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/glad givers and faithful workers.htm

Given to Abstraction of Thought. Cases in Point. Opinion of ...
... When about sixteen, I had strong tendencies in that direction. My chest was becoming
"hollow," and I decided upon an effort to counteract it. ...
/.../chapter v given to abstraction.htm

Here Followeth a Discourse Between My Wife and the Judges, with ...
... Wom. It is false, said she; it was but a word of discourse that they took
for a conviction (as you heard before). Chest. ... Chest. ...
/.../grace abounding to the chief of sinners/here followeth a discourse between.htm

The Way of Transgressors.
... I am as healthy as she is.". "I will tell you, Amanda. She has a full round chest,
giving free play to the lungs; while your chest is narrow and flat. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/arthur/words for the wise/the way of transgressors.htm

The Embalming of the Body of Jesus.
... cheeks of her dear Son. She then turned her attention to the neck, shoulders,
chest, back, arms, and pierced hands. All the bones of ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter li the embalming of.htm

The Purification of Mary
... An oblong chest had been brought out by several priests and set before a
kind of altar with what looked like horns at each corner. ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/xvi the purification of mary.htm

The Census and the Journey of the Holy Family
... I saw the Blessed Virgin and other women sitting on the floor round a big chest,
knitting and working at a big coverlet lying in the chest between them. ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/x the census and the.htm

Zeal.
... One day a man is turning over the stones which lie in a heap in a corner of the
field, and he finds under them an iron chest, and this chest he believes to be ...
/.../baring-gould/the village pulpit volume ii trinity to advent/l zeal.htm

Thesaurus
Chest (15 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) A tight receptacle or box, usually for holding gas, steam, liquids, etc.;
as, the steam chest of an engine; the wind chest of an organ. ...CHEST. ...
/c/chest.htm - 15k

Breast (71 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The fore part of the body, between the neck
and the belly; the chest; as, the breast of a man or of a horse. ...
/b/breast.htm - 31k

Staves (50 Occurrences)
... The reason for this probably is that the original baddim had been lost during the
long absence of the sacred chest from its home in the tabernacle. ...
/s/staves.htm - 23k

Secretary (34 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 12:10 It was so, when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that
the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags and ...
/s/secretary.htm - 18k

Regularly (30 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 12:9 But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and making a hole in the cover
of it, put it by the altar, on the right side when one comes into the house ...
/r/regularly.htm - 15k

Coffin (2 Occurrences)
... Here, it means a mummy-chest. The same Hebrew word is rendered "chest" in 2 Kings
12:9, 10. Noah Webster's Dictionary. ... COFFIN. kof'-in. See CHEST; BURIAL. ...
/c/coffin.htm - 7k

Scribe (55 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 12:10 It was so, when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that
the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags and ...
/s/scribe.htm - 27k

Lid (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) That which covers the opening of a vessel or
box, etc.; a movable cover; as, the lid of a chest or trunk. ...
/l/lid.htm - 7k

Inspection (23 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 24:11 And it cometh to pass, at the time one bringeth in the chest
for the inspection of the king by the hand of the Levites, and at their seeing ...
/i/inspection.htm - 13k

Founder (5 Occurrences)
... 8. (n.) An inflammatory fever of the body, or acute rheumatism; as, chest founder.
See Chest founder. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FOUNDER. ...
/f/founder.htm - 9k

Concordance
Chest (15 Occurrences)

Revelation 1:13
And among the lampstands was one like a son of man, clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, and with a golden sash around his chest.
(WEB NAS NIV)

Genesis 50:26
So Joseph came to his death, being a hundred and ten years old: and they made his body ready, and he was put in a chest in Egypt.
(BBE)

Exodus 16:34
So Aaron put it away in front of the holy chest to be kept, as the Lord gave orders to Moses.
(BBE)

Exodus 25:14
You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark.
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 10:1
At that time Yahweh said to me, "Cut two tables of stone like the first, and come up to me onto the mountain, and make an ark of wood.
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 10:2
I will write on the tables the words that were on the first tables which you broke, and you shall put them in the ark."
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 6:8
And put the ark of the Lord on the cart, and the gold images which you are sending as a sin-offering in a chest by its side; and send it away so that it may go.
(BBE NIV)

1 Samuel 6:11
And they put the ark of the Lord on the cart and the chest with the gold images.
(BBE NIV)

1 Samuel 6:15
Then the Levites took down the ark of the Lord and the chest in which were the gold images, and put them on the great stone: and the men of Beth-shemesh made burned offerings and gave worship that day before the Lord.
(BBE NIV)

2 Kings 12:9
But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in its lid, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of Yahweh: and the priests who kept the threshold put therein all the money that was brought into the house of Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 12:10
It was so, when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags and counted the money that was found in the house of Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 24:8
So the king commanded, and they made a chest, and set it outside at the gate of the house of Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 24:10
All the princes and all the people rejoiced, and brought in, and cast into the chest, until they had made an end.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 24:11
It was so, that whenever the chest was brought to the king's officers by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, the king's scribe and the chief priest's officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to its place again. Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 2:32
As for this image, its head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass,
(See NIV)

Subtopics

Chest

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