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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

Receipt of Custom

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Matthew, when called, was sitting at the receipt of custom, or dues on merchandise. He was a publican or tax- gatherer, or, as we should say, a custom house officer. The publicans had houses or booths built for them at the foot of bridges, at the mouth of rivers, by the sea shore, and the parts of the lake of Gennesareth, or sea of Tiberias, to collect the taxes on passengers and merchandise. See PUBLICAN .


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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Receipt of Custom'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wtd/r/receipt-of-custom.html. 1831-2.

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