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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Before the Exile the Jews had no regularly stamped money. They made use of uncoined shekels or talents of silver, which they weighed out (Genesis 23:16; Exodus 38:24; 2 Samuel 18:12). Probably the silver ingots used in the time of Abraham may have been of a fixed weight, which was in some way indicated on them. The "pieces of silver" paid by Abimelech to Abraham (Genesis 20:16), and those also for which Joseph was sold (37:28), were proably in the form of rings. The shekel was the common standard of weight and value among the Hebrews down to the time of the Captivity. Only once is a shekel of gold mentioned (1 Chronicles 21:25). The "six thousand of gold" mentioned in the transaction between Naaman and Gehazi (2 Kings 5:5) were probably so many shekels of gold. The "piece of money" mentioned in Job 42:11; Genesis 33:19 (marg., "lambs") was the Hebrew kesitah, probably an uncoined piece of silver of a certain weight in the form of a sheep or lamb, or perhaps having on it such an impression. The same Hebrew word is used in Joshua 24:32, which is rendered by Wickliffe "an hundred yonge scheep."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Quoin.

2. (n.) A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally current as money; -- much used in a collective sense.

3. (n.) That which serves for payment or recompense.

4. (v. t.) To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal.

5. (v. t.) To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word.

6. (v. t.) To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.

7. (v. i.) To manufacture counterfeit money.

4715. stater -- a stater (a coin)
... a stater (a coin). Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: stater Phonetic
Spelling: (stat-air') Short Definition: a Jewish shekel Definition: an Attic ...
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3546. nomisma -- a custom, current coin
... a custom, current coin. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: nomisma Phonetic
Spelling: (nom'-is-mah) Short Definition: money, coin Definition: money ...
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1406. drachme -- as much as one can hold in the hand, a drachma (a ...
... coin made of silver). Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: drachme Phonetic
Spelling: (drakh-may') Short Definition: a drachma Definition: a drachma ...
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2772. kerma -- a slice, hence a small coin
... a slice, hence a small coin. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: kerma
Phonetic Spelling: (ker'-mah) Short Definition: a small coin Definition: a ...
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1220. denarion -- denarius (a Roman coin)
... denarius (a Roman coin). Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: denarion
Phonetic Spelling: (day-nar'-ee-on) Short Definition: a denarius Definition: a ...
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787. assarion -- an assarion, a farthing (one tenth of a drachma)
... one tenth of a drachma). Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: assarion
Phonetic Spelling: (as-sar'-ee-on) Short Definition: a small coin Definition: a ...
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2835. kodrantes -- quadrans, one-fourth of an as (a Roman monetary ...
... Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: kodrantes Phonetic Spelling:
(kod-ran'-tace) Short Definition: the smallest Roman copper coin Definition: a ...
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2855. kollubistes -- a moneychanger
... moneychanger. From a presumed derivative of kollubos (a small coin; probably akin
to kollourion); a coin-dealer -- (money-)changer. see GREEK kollourion. ...
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5007. talanton -- a balance, hence that which is weighed, ie a ...
... 30 times as much). A talent was not a coin but rather a (about 75 lbs, )
used as the basis of monetary exchange. [" refers to a ...
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5557. chrusos -- gold
... Masculine Transliteration: chrusos Phonetic Spelling: (khroo-sos') Short Definition:
anything made of gold Definition: gold, anything made of gold, a gold coin ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5178. nechosheth -- copper, bronze
... For nchuwshah; copper, hence, something made of that metal, ie Coin, a fetter;
figuratively, base (as compared with gold or silver) -- brasen, brass, chain ...
/hebrew/5178.htm - 6k

95. agorah -- payment
... piece of silver. From the same as 'Aguwr; properly, something gathered, ie Perhaps
a grain or berry; used only of a small (silver) coin -- piece (of) silver. ...
/hebrew/95.htm - 6k

7192. qesitah -- (unit of value), perhaps piece
... From an unused root (probably meaning to weigh out); an ingot (as definitely estimated
and stamped for a coin) -- piece of money (silver). 7191, 7192. ...
/hebrew/7192.htm - 6k

150. adarkon -- a drachma
... Word Origin of foreign origin Definition a drachma NASB Word Usage darics (2). dram.
Of Persian origin; a daric or Persian coin -- dram. 149, 150. ...
/hebrew/150.htm - 5k

3603. kikkar -- a round, a round district, a round loaf, a round ...
... The Ghor or valley of the Jordan; also a (round) loaf; also a talent (or large
(round) coin) -- loaf, morsel, piece, plain, talent. see HEBREW karar. ...
/hebrew/3603.htm - 6k

1235. beqa -- half
... bekah, half a shekel. From baqa'; a section (half) of a shekel, ie A beka (a weight
and a coin) -- bekah, half a shekel. see HEBREW baqa'. 1234, 1235. ...
/hebrew/1235.htm - 6k

1871. darkemon -- (a unit of value), perhaps a drachma
... Usage drachmas (4). dram. Of Pers. Origin; a "drachma," or coin -- dram.
1870, 1871. darkemon or adarkon. 1872 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/1871.htm - 6k

1626. gerah -- a gerah (one-twentieth of a shekel)
... gerah. From garar (as in gerah); properly, (like gargar) a kernel (round as if scraped),
ie A gerah or small weight (and coin) -- gerah. see HEBREW garar. ...
/hebrew/1626.htm - 6k


The Lost Coin.
... XXIII. THE LOST COIN. "Either what woman having ten pieces of silver,
if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep ...
// parables of our lord/xxiii the lost coin.htm

The Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Prodigal Son.
of this chapter, like the seven in Matthew 13. constitute a connected series. ...
/.../arnot/the parables of our lord/the lost sheep the lost.htm

The Coin in the Fish's Mouth
... THE COIN IN THE FISH'S MOUTH. 'And when he was come into the house, Jesus
prevented him, saying, What thinkest them, Simon? of whom ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/the coin in the fishs.htm

The Lost Coin.
... RENEWED MINISTRY IN PEREA THE LOST COIN. "Or what woman having ten pieces
of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a lamp ...
// life/the lost coin.htm

Of the Harmony Characterizing the Narratives Given by These Three ...
... Chapter LXXII."Of the Harmony Characterizing the Narratives Given by These Three
Evangelists Regarding the Duty of Rendering to C??sar the Coin Bearing His ...
/.../the harmony of the gospels/chapter lxxii of the harmony characterizing.htm

Cix. Jewish Rulers Seek to Ensnare Jesus.
... b bring me a denarius, that I may see it. [Religious dues and tributes had been
paid in shekels or old Jewish coin, but the ... [Each nation uses its own coin. ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/cix jewish rulers seek to.htm

Whose Image and Superscription?
... proclaims the monarch of the country. To stamp his image on the coin is
an act of sovereignty. 'Caesar's head declares that you ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/whose image and superscription.htm

In his Temple
... Here all classes of people assembled to purchase their offerings. Here all
foreign money was exchanged for the coin of the sanctuary. ...
// desire of ages/chapter 16 in his temple.htm

Death is the Fate of all Such.
... For I remark, that two different characters are found among men"the one
true coin, the other spurious. The truly devout man is ...
/.../the epistle of ignatius to the magnesians/chapter v death is the fate.htm

"He is More Honored than Jupiter These Days," the Philosopher was ...
... I do now remember we had a word or two about love; but, you see, I was telling the
legend of this coin. ... "Did the coin say that she loved you?". "It did.". ...
// 3 he is more.htm

Coin (9 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal;
to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal. ...
/c/coin.htm - 11k

Tribute-coin (1 Occurrence)
Tribute-coin. Tribute, Tribute-coin. Tribute-money . Multi-Version
Concordance Tribute-coin (1 Occurrence). Matthew ...
/t/tribute-coin.htm - 6k

... the Greek dareikos. It was a gold coin, bearing the figure of a Persian
King with his crown and armed with bow and arrow. It was ...
/d/daric.htm - 8k

Penny (14 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Gr. denarion), a silver coin of the value of about
7 1/2d. or 8d. ... 3. (n.) Any small sum or coin; a groat; a stiver. ...
/p/penny.htm - 12k

Shekel (37 Occurrences)
... The coin, a stater (qv), which Peter found in the fish's mouth paid this
contribution for both him and Christ (Matthew 17:24, 27). ...
/s/shekel.htm - 23k

Denarius (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) A Roman silver coin of the value of about fourteen
cents; the penny of the New Testament; -- so called from being worth ...
/d/denarius.htm - 9k

Mite (1 Occurrence)
... Contraction of minute, from the Latin minutum, the translation of the Greek word
lepton, the very smallest bronze of copper coin (Luke 12:59; 21:2). Two mites ...
/m/mite.htm - 8k

Farthing (5 Occurrences)
... (1.) Matthew 10:29; Luke 12:6. Greek assarion, ie, a small as, which was a Roman
coin equal to a tenth of ... The lepton (mite) was the very smallest copper coin. ...
/f/farthing.htm - 9k

Drachma (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A silver coin among the ancient Greeks, having
a different value in different States and at different periods. ...
/d/drachma.htm - 8k

Piece (93 Occurrences)
... following piece. 6. (n.) A coin; as, a sixpenny piece; -- formerly applied
specifically to an English gold coin worth 22 shillings. 7. (n ...
/p/piece.htm - 40k

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Coin (9 Occurrences)

Matthew 10:29
"Aren't two sparrows sold for an assarion coin? Not one of them falls on the ground apart from your Father's will,

Matthew 17:27
But, lest we cause them to stumble, go to the sea, cast a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up. When you have opened its mouth, you will find a stater coin. Take that, and give it to them for me and you."

Matthew 22:19
Show me the tribute coin." And they brought Him a shilling.

Mark 12:15
Shall we give, or shall we not give?" But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it."
(See RSV)

Mark 12:42
A poor widow came, and she cast in two small brass coins, which equal a quadrans coin.

Luke 15:8
Or what woman, if she had ten drachma coins, if she lost one drachma coin, wouldn't light a lamp, sweep the house, and seek diligently until she found it?

Luke 15:9
And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbours, and says, "'Congratulate me, for I have found the coin which I had lost.'

Luke 20:24
Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?" They answered, "Caesar's."
(See RSV)

John 2:15
So He plaited a whip of rushes, and drove all--both sheep and bullocks--out of the Temple. The small coin of the brokers He upset on the ground and overturned their tables.



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