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Easton's Bible Dictionary
The Christians in Palestine, from various causes, suffered from poverty. Paul awakened an interest in them among the Gentile churches, and made pecuniary collections in their behalf (Acts 24:17; Romans 15:25, 26; 1 Corinthians 16:1-3; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Galatians 2:10).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act or process of collecting or of gathering; as, the collection of specimens.

2. (n.) That which is collected

3. (n.) A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons.

4. (n.) A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for freewill offerings.

5. (n.) That which is obtained in payment of demands.

6. (n.) An accumulation of any substance.

7. (n.) The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred.

8. (n.) The jurisdiction of a collector of excise.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


(1) In the Old Testament (mas'eth, "something taken up"), used in 2 Chronicles 24:6, 9 the King James Version with reference to the tax prescribed in Exodus 30:12, 16; the Revised Version (British and American) "tax."

(2) In the New Testament "collection" is the translation given to logia, found only twice (classical, sulloge). It is used with reference to the collection which Paul took up in the Gentilechurches for the poor Christians in Jerusalem, as, for some reason, perhaps more severe persecutions, that church was especially needy (1 Corinthians 16:1, 2; verse 2 the King James Version "gatherings"). Other words, such as bounty, contribution, blessing, alms, ministration, are used to indicate this same ministry. Paul seems to have ascribed to it great importance. Therefore, he planned it carefully long in advance; urged systematic, weekly savings for it; had delegates carefully chosen to take it to Jerusalem; and, in spite of dangers, determined himself to accompany them. Evidently he thought it the crowning act of his work in the provinces of Galatia, Asia, Macedonia and Achaia, for as soon as it was finished he purposed to go to Rome and the West (Acts 24:17 Romans 15:25, 26 2 Corinthians 8; 2 Corinthians 9).

See also COMMUNION. G. H. Trever

3048. logeia -- a collection
... a collection. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: logeia Phonetic Spelling:
(log-ee'-ah) Short Definition: a collection, collecting Definition: a ...
// - 6k

1049. gazophulakion -- treasury
... treasury. From gaza and phulake; a treasure-house, ie A court in the temple for
the collection-boxes -- treasury. see GREEK gaza. see GREEK phulake. ...
// - 6k

1997. episunagoge -- a gathering together, an assembly
... assembling together. From episunago; a complete collection; especially a Christian
meeting (for worship) -- assembling (gathering) together. ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
627. asuppah -- a collection
... 626, 627. asuppah. 628 . a collection. Transliteration: asuppah Phonetic
Spelling: (as-up-paw') Short Definition: collections. Word ...
/hebrew/627.htm - 6k

2841. chashrah -- collection, mass
... 2840, 2841. chashrah. 2842 . collection, mass. Transliteration: chashrah
Phonetic Spelling: (khash-raw') Short Definition: mass. ...
/hebrew/2841.htm - 6k

628. asaphsuph -- a collection, rabble
... 627, 628. asaphsuph. 629 . a collection, rabble. Transliteration: asaphsuph
Phonetic Spelling: (as-pes-oof') Short Definition: rabble. ...
/hebrew/628.htm - 6k

4723b. miqveh -- a collection, collected mass
... 4723a, 4723b. miqveh. 4724 . a collection, collected mass. Transliteration:
miqveh Short Definition: collecting. Word Origin from ...
/hebrew/4723b.htm - 5k

4864. maseth -- an uprising, utterance, burden, portion
... tribute (1). burden, collection, sign of fire, great flame, gift, lifting
up, mess, oblation,. From nasa'; properly, (abstractly) a ...
/hebrew/4864.htm - 6k

6899. qibbuts -- assemblage
... 6898, 6899. qibbuts. 6900 . assemblage. Transliteration: qibbuts Phonetic
Spelling: (kib-boots') Short Definition: collection. Word ...
/hebrew/6899.htm - 6k

624. asoph -- a store (ie a supply of provisions)
... collection of offerings. Passive participle of 'acaph; collected (only in the plural),
ie A collection of offerings) -- threshold, Asuppim. see HEBREW 'acaph. ...
/hebrew/624.htm - 6k

4723. miqveh -- a hope
... 1:16) {mik-vay'}; from qavah; something waited for, ie Confidence (objective or
subjective); also a collection, ie (of water) a pond, or (of men and horses) a ...
/hebrew/4723.htm - 5k

523. ummah -- a tribe, people
... nation, people. From the same as 'em; a collection, ie Community of persons -- nation,
people. see HEBREW 'em. 522c, 523. ummah. 524 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/523.htm - 6k

625. oseph -- a gathering
... pickers (1). gathering. From 'acaph; a collection (of fruits) -- gathering. see
HEBREW 'acaph. 624, 625. oseph. 626 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/625.htm - 6k


A Collection of Gospel Hymns in Ojibway and English
A Collection of Gospel Hymns in Ojibway and English. <. A Collection
of Gospel Hymns in Ojibway and English Anonymous. ...
/.../anonymous/a collection of gospel hymns in ojibway and english/

A Collection of any Number
... A collection of any number. of [93]troparia, preceded by their Hirmos, sometimes
merely quoted by its initial words, sometimes given ...
/.../neale/hymns of the eastern church/a collection of any number.htm

The Collection for St Paul: the Farewell
So the utterance of thanks for a loving and liberal collection closes. ...
/.../moule/philippian studies/chapter xii the collection for.htm

The Selections Included in the Present Collection.
... IX."The Selections Included in the Present Collection. The specimens of Ephraim's
compositions offered in these selections are:" ... of the Nitrian collection. ...
/.../hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/ix the selections included in the.htm

Ep. Liii. Gregory Put a Collection of Basil's Letters with his Own ...
... Ep. LIII. Gregory put a collection of Basil's letters with his own� (Gregory put
a collection of Basil's letters with his own, and gave them the first place. ...
/.../cyril/select letters of saint gregory nazianzen/ep liii gregory put a.htm

Paul's Epistles; his Collection for the Poor Saints at Jerusalem ...
/.../killen/the ancient church/chapter ix pauls epistles his.htm

A Collection of Scripture Testimonies. From the Gospels.
... A Treatise on the Merits and Forgiveness of Sins, and on the Baptism of Infants
Chapter 40 [XXVII.]"A Collection of Scripture Testimonies. From the Gospels. ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 40 xxvii a collection of.htm

{Transcriber's Note: this Book is Commonly Known as "The Baltimore ...
... 4" and is the last part of a four volume e-text collection. ... This e-text collection
is substantially based on files generously provided by. ...
/.../kinkead/baltimore catechism no 4/transcribers note this book is.htm

A Collection of Gospel Hymns in Ojibway and English
A Collection of Gospel Hymns in Ojibway and English. <. ... Title Page.
/.../anonymous/a collection of gospel hymns in ojibway and english/title page.htm

Ep. Lii. Nicobulus Asked Gregory to Publish a Collection of his ...
... Ep. LII. Nicobulus asked Gregory to publish a collection of his letters.�
(Nicobulus asked Gregory to publish a collection of his letters. ...
/.../select letters of saint gregory nazianzen/ep lii nicobulus asked gregory.htm

Collection (7 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) The act or process of collecting or of gathering;
as, the collection of specimens. ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. COLLECTION. ...
/c/collection.htm - 11k

... and this general title included the officer who was "over the tribute," who seems
to have had charge of the assessment, as well as the collection of taxes. ...
/a/assessor.htm - 9k

Gather (251 Occurrences)
... unto" (2 Thessalonians 2:1), "our gathering together unto him"; in 1 Corinthians
16:2 we have "gathering" (logia from lego) in the sense of a collection of many ...
/g/gather.htm - 47k

... the whole of the teaching of one of the rabbis living during the first two centuries
AD (tanna', plural tanna'im); (c) a single tenet; (d) a collection of such ...
/t/talmud.htm - 37k

... When excavation was resumed in February, 1903, a second fragment was discovered,
which must have belonged to the same or a similar collection, as the formula ...
/l/logia.htm - 19k

Number (2370 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or an aggregate
of units; a numerable aggregate or collection of individuals; an assemblage ...
/n/number.htm - 40k

Town (861 Occurrences)
... [Obs.] (b) The whole of the land which constituted the domain. [Obs.] (c)
A collection of houses enclosed by fences or walls. 2. (adv. ...
/t/town.htm - 39k

... 2. (n.) A collection of logs, boards, pieces of timber, or the like, fastened together,
either for their own collective conveyance on the water, or to serve as ...
/r/raft.htm - 7k

Scripture (51 Occurrences)
... Invariably in the New Testament denotes that definite collection of sacred books,
regarded as given by inspiration of God, which we usually call the Old ...
/s/scripture.htm - 25k

Fellowship (114 Occurrences)
... An example of such giving is the great collection raised among the Gentileconverts
for the poor saints of Jerusalem (Romans 15:26 2 Corinthians 8:4; 2 ...
/f/fellowship.htm - 47k

Collection (7 Occurrences)

Matthew 9:9
As Jesus passed by from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax collection office. He said to him, "Follow me." He got up and followed him.

1 Corinthians 16:1
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I commanded the assemblies of Galatia, you do likewise.

Genesis 1:10
And God called the dry land Earth, and the collection of waters he called Seas: and God saw that it was good.

Leviticus 11:36
Only -- a fountain or pit, a collection of water, is clean, but that which is coming against their carcase is unclean;

2 Chronicles 24:6
And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the collection, according to the commandment of Moses the servant of the LORD, and of the congregation of Israel, for the tabernacle of witness?

2 Chronicles 24:9
And they made a proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem, to bring in to the LORD the collection that Moses the servant of God laid upon Israel in the wilderness.

Isaiah 57:13
Your false gods will not keep you safe in answer to your cry; but the wind will take them, they will be gone like a breath: but he who puts his hope in me will take the land, and will have my holy mountain as his heritage.



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