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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: τέλος
(Strong's #5056 — Noun Neuter — telos — tel'-os )

"an end, termination," whether of time or purpose, denotes, in its secondary significance, "what is paid for public ends, a toll, tax, custom," Matthew 17:25 (RV, "toll"); Romans 13:7 (RV and AV, "custom"). In Palestine the Herods of Galilee and Perea received the "custom;" in Judea it was paid to the procurator for the Roman government. See END , FINALLY , UTTERMOST.

2: τελώνιον
(Strong's #5058 — Noun Neuter — telonion — tel-o'-nee-on )

denotes "a custom-house," for the collection of the taxes, Matthew 9:9 ; Mark 2:14 ; Luke 5:27 (RV, "place of toll").

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Custom'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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