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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(usually אוֹצָר, otsar, a collection, often rendered "treasure;" sometimes Heb. גְּנָזַים, genazain [Esther 3:9; Esther 4:1], or Chald. גַּנְזַין, ginzin [Ezra 5:17; Ezra 6:1; Ezra 7:20, "treasure-house"], a store or deposit). (See ASUPPIM). In 1 Chronicles 28:11, the treasury of the Temple is called גִּנְזִךְ, ganzak; and means substantially the same as the κορβανᾶς of Matthew 27:6, namely, the hoard of money contributed towards the expenses of that edifice. The same thing, or perhaps rather the place where the contribution-boxes for this purpose were kept, is designated in the New Test. as the γαζοφυλάκιον (Mark 12:41; Luke 21:1; John 8:20), and so likewise Josephus (Ant. 19:6,1; War, 5, 5, 2), after the Sept. (Nehemiah 10:37; Nehemiah 13:4-5; Nehemiah 13:8; Esther 3:9). According to the rabbins this treasury was in the court of the women, where stood thirteen chests called trumpets from their form or funnel-shaped mouth, into which the Jews cast their offerings (comp. Exodus 30:13 sq.). (See TEMPLE).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Treasury'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​t/treasury.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
 
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