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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Pieces 
  (1)  of  silver.  In  Ps  68:30  denotes  "fragments,"  and  not 
  properly  money.  In  1  Sam.  2:36  (Heb.  agorah),  properly  a  "small 
  sum"  as  wages,  weighed  rather  than  coined.  Josh.  24:32  (Heb. 
  kesitah,  q.v.),  supposed  by  some  to  have  been  a  piece  of  money 
  bearing  the  figure  of  a  lamb,  but  rather  simply  a  certain 
  amount.  (Comp.  Gen.  33:19). 
 
  (2.)  The  word  pieces  is  omitted  in  many  passages,  as  Gen. 
  20:16;  37:28;  45:22,  etc  The  passage  in  Zech.  11:12,  13  is 
  quoted  in  the  Gospel  (Matt.  26:15),  and  from  this  we  know  that 
  the  word  to  be  supplied  is  "shekels."  In  all  these  omissions  we 
  may  thus  warrantably  supply  this  word 
 
  (3.)  The  "piece  of  money"  mentioned  in  Matt.  17:27  is  a 
  stater=a  Hebrew  shekel,  or  four  Greek  drachmae;  and  that  in  Luke 
  15:8,  9,  Act  19:19,  a  Greek  drachma=a  denarius.  (See  {PENNY}.) 
 




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