Moneychangers
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Moneychangers

(Matthew 21:12; Mark 11:15; John 2:15) According to (Exodus 30:13-15) every Israelite who had reached or passed the age of twenty must pay into the sacred treasury, whenever the nation was numbered, a half-shekel as an offering to Jehovah. The money-changers whom Christ, for their impiety, avarice and fraudulent dealing, expelled from the temple were the dealers who supplied half-shekels, for such a premium as they might be able to exact, to the Jews from all parts of the world who assembled at Jerusalem during the great festivals, and were required to pay their tribute or ransom money in the Hebrew coin.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MONEY-CHANGERS

chan'-jers (kollubistes, from kollubos, "a small coin," so "a money-changer," or "banker" (Matthew 21:12 Mark 11:15; "changers" in John 2:15; compare John 2:14, where kermatistes, "a dealer in small bits," or "change," is also rendered "changers"); compare trapezites, "one who sits at a table," "a money-changer," "a banker" or "broker"; one who both exchanges money for a small fee and pays interest on deposits (Matthew 25:27, the King James Version "exchangers," the American Standard Revised Version "bankers")): The profession of money-changer in Palestine was made necessary by the law requiring every male Israelite who had reached the age of 20 years to pay into the treasury of the sanctuary a half-shekel at every numbering of the people, an offering to Yahweh, not even the poor being exempt. It seems to have become an annual tax, and was to be paid in the regular Jewish half-shekel (Exodus 30:11-15). Since the Jews, coming up to the feasts, would need to exchange the various coins in common circulation for this Jewish piece, there were money-changers who exacted a premium for the exchange. This fee was a kollubos (about 31 cents in U.S. money, i.e. in 1915), hence, the name kollubistes. The Jews of Christ's day came from many parts of the world, and the business of exchanging foreign coins for various purposes became a lucrative one, the exchangers exacting whatever fee they might. Because of their greed and impiety, Jesus drove them from the courts of the temple.

Edward Bagby Pollard

Greek
2855a. kollubistes -- a moneychanger
... 2855, 2855a. kollubistes. 2855b . a moneychanger. Transliteration:
kollubistes Short Definition: moneychangers. Word Origin from ...
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The Coming of the King to his Palace
... And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought
in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/the coming of the king.htm

The Second Cleansing of the Temple
... and He entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and them that
bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 11 15-19 the second cleansing.htm

Barren Fig-Tree. Temple Cleansed.
... into the temple, and began to cast out ^a all them that sold ^b and them that bought
in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/cvi barren fig-tree temple cleansed.htm

The Purifying of the Temple.
... to offer sacrifices, booths had been erected in the Temple-court, in which every
thing necessary for the purpose was kept for sale, and moneychangers were also ...
/.../section 117 the purifying of.htm

The Doctrine of Non-Resistance to Evil by Force Has Been Professed ...
... ordinary objections to the doctrine of non-resistance from the Old and New Testaments
are brought forward, such as the expulsion of the moneychangers from the ...
/.../tolstoy/the kingdom of god is within you/chapter i the doctrine of.htm

Index i. Of Subjects
... the veils, ii.610; the shops and Temple market, i.114, 244, 369-372; the moneychangers,
114, 369; the Temple rebuilt by Herod, 111-120; its beauty, 243; ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/index i of subjects.htm

Thesaurus
Moneychangers (2 Occurrences)
... the temple. Edward Bagby Pollard. Multi-Version Concordance Moneychangers
(2 Occurrences). Matthew 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple ...
/m/moneychangers.htm - 9k

Money-changers (5 Occurrences)
Money-changers. Moneychangers, Money-changers. Money-grubber . Int. ...
Moneychangers, Money-changers. Money-grubber . Reference Bible.
/m/money-changers.htm - 9k

Cast (640 Occurrences)
... 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and
bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the ...
/c/cast.htm - 41k

Dove-sellers (1 Occurrence)
... and entering into the temple, he began to cast out those who sold and who bought
in the temple, and he overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats ...
/d/dove-sellers.htm - 6k

Money-changer
Money-changer. Moneychanger, Money-changer. Moneychangers . Easton's Bible
Dictionary ... Moneychanger, Money-changer. Moneychangers . Reference Bible.
/m/money-changer.htm - 7k

Banking
... Banks and banking, however, are found in operation in the Greek cities; "moneychangers,"
sitting at their tables (trapezai) in the market place, both changed ...
/b/banking.htm - 13k

Bank (28 Occurrences)
... Banks and banking, however, are found in operation in the Greek cities; "moneychangers,"
sitting at their tables (trapezai) in the market place, both changed ...
/b/bank.htm - 26k

Debtor (7 Occurrences)
... New Testament. We read of bankers, exchangers, moneychangers, interest,
investments, usury (Matthew 25:16-27 John 2:13-17). The ...
/d/debtor.htm - 16k

Debt (48 Occurrences)
... New Testament. We read of bankers, exchangers, moneychangers, interest,
investments, usury (Matthew 25:16-27 John 2:13-17). The ...
/d/debt.htm - 28k

Concordance
Moneychangers (2 Occurrences)

Matthew 21:12
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
(KJV NAS)

Mark 11:15
And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
(KJV DBY NAS)

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Moneychangers

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