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Denarius

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

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dē̇ -nā´ri -us ( δηνάριον , dēnárion ): A R oman silver coin, 25 of which went to the aureus , the standard gold coin of the empire in the time of Augustus, which was equal in value to about one guinea or .25; more exactly £1.0.6 = .00, the £ = .866. Hence, the value of the denarius would be about 20 cents and this was the ordinary wage of a soldier and a day laborer. The word is uniformly rendered "penny" in the King James Version and "shilling" in the American Standard Revised Version, except in Matthew 22:19; Mark 12:15 and Luke 20:24 , where the Latin word is used, since in these passsages it refers to the coin in which tribute was paid to the Roman government. See MONEY .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Denarius'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​isb/​d/denarius.html. 1915.
 
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