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Meaning of MONEY CHANGER

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  one whose business is to exchange the money of one country for that of another country
 
 Synonyms: exchanger
 
 See Also: money dealer, money handler

 

 

Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(Matt. 21:12; Mark 11:15; John 2:15). Every Israelite from twenty years and upwards had to pay (Ex. 30:13-15) into the sacred treasury half a shekel every year as an offering to Jehovah, and that in the exact Hebrew half-shekel piece. There was a class of men, who frequented the temple courts, who exchanged at a certain premium foreign moneys for these half-shekels to the Jews who came up to Jerusalem from all parts of the world. (See PASSOVER.) When our Lord drove the traffickers out of the temple, these money-changers fared worst. Their tables were overturned and they themselves were expelled.

 
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