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Denarius

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(de nar' i uhss) A coin representing a typical day's wage for an ordinary laborer (Matthew 20:2 ). The King James Version translates it “penny.” This unit of Roman currency is the most frequently mentioned coin in the New Testament. See Coins ; Economic Life .


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Denarius'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/d/denarius.html. 1991.

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