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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bag

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Bag. Bag is the rendering of several words in the Old and New Testaments.

1. Hebrew, Charitim, the "bags" in which Naaman bound up the two talents of silver for Gehazi. 2 Kings 5:23. They were long cone-like bags of the size to hold a precise amount of money, and tied or sealed for that amount, as we stamp the value on a coin.

2. Hebrew, Cis, a bag for carrying weights, Deuteronomy 25:13, also used as a purse Proverbs 1:14.

3. Hebrew, Celi, in Genesis 42:25, is the "sack" in which Jacob's sons carried the corn which they brought from Egypt.

4. The shepherd's "bag" used by David was for the purpose of carrying the lambs unable to walk. Zechariah 11:15; Zechariah 16:5.

5. Hebrew, Tschar, properly a "bundle," Genesis 42:35, appears to have been used by travellers for carrying money during a long journey. Proverbs 7:20.

6. The "bag" which Judas carried was probably a small box or chest. John 12:6; John 13:29.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Bag'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/b/bag.html. 1901.

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