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Penny, Pennyworth

Penny, Pennyworth

In the New Testament "penny," either alone or in the compound "pennyworth," occurs as the rendering of the Roman denarius . ( Matthew 20:2 ; 22:10 ; Mark 6:37 ; 12:15 ; Luke 20:24 ; John 6:7 ; Revelation 6:6 ) The denarius was the chief Roman silver coin, and was worth about 15 to 17 cents.


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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Penny, Pennyworth'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.