Bag [N] [S] A pocket of a cone-like shape in which Naaman bound two pieces of silver for Gehazi ( 2 Kings 5:23 ). The same Hebrew word occurs elsewhere only in Isaiah 3:22 , where it is rendered "crisping-pins," but denotes the reticules (or as RSV, "satchels") carried by Hebrew women.
Another word (kees) so rendered means a bag for carrying weights ( Deuteronomy 25:13 ; Proverbs 16:11 ; Micah 6:11 ). It also denotes a purse ( Proverbs 1:14 ) and a cup ( 23:31 ).
Another word rendered "bag" in 1 Samuel 17:40 is rendered "sack" in Genesis 42:25 ; and in 1 Samuel 9:7 ; 21:5 "vessel," or wallet for carrying food.
The word rendered in the Authorized Version "bags," in which the priests bound up the money contributed for the restoration of the temple ( 2 Kings 12:10 ), is also rendered "bundle" ( Genesis 42:35 ; 1 Samuel 25:29 ). It denotes bags used by travellers for carrying money during a journey ( Proverbs 7:20 ; Haggai 1:6 ).
The "bag" of Judas was a small box ( John 12:6 ; 13:29 ).
These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Bag". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .