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The Hebrew word signifies any thing collected together, provisions, or magazines. So they say, a treasure of corn, of wine, of oil, of honey, Jeremiah 41:8 ; treasures of gold, silver, brass, Ezekiel 28:4 ; Daniel 11:43 . Snow, winds, hail, rain, waters, are in the treasuries of God, Psalms 135:7 ; Jeremiah 51:16 . The wise men opened their treasures, Matthew 2:11 , that is, their packets, or bundles, to offer presents to our Saviour. Joseph acquainted his brethren, when they found their money returned in their sacks, that God had given them treasures, Genesis 43:23 . The treasures of the house of God, whether in silver, corn, wine, or oil, were under the care of the Levites. The kings of Judah had also keepers of the treasures both in city and country, 1 Chronicles 27:25 ; and the places where these magazines were laid up were called treasure cities. Pharaoh compelled the Hebrews to build him treasure cities, or magazines.

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

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