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a purse or pouch, Deuteronomy 25:13 ; 1 Samuel 17:40 ; Luke 12:33 ; Job 14:17 . The money collected in the treasuries of eastern princes was reckoned up in certain equal sums, put into bags and sealed. These are, in some parts of the Levant, called purses, where they estimate great expenses by so many purses. The money collected in the temple in the time of Joash, for its reparation, seems, in like manner, to have been told up in bags of equal value; and these were probably delivered sealed to those who paid the workmen, 2 Kings 12:10 . In the east, in the present day, a bag of money passes, for some time at least, currently from hand to hand, under the authority of a banker's seal, without any examination of its contents. See Tob_9:5 ; Tob_11:16 .

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Bag'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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