Scrip

Scrip [S]

a small bag or wallet usually fastened to the girdle ( 1 Samuel 17:40 ); "a shepherd's bag."

In the New Testament it is the rendering of Gr. pera, which was a bag carried by travellers and shepherds, generally made of skin ( Matthew 10:10 ; Mark 6:8 ; Luke 9:3 ; 10:4 ). The name "scrip" is meant to denote that the bag was intended to hold scraps, fragments, as if scraped off from larger articles, trifles.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Scrip". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Scrip

Bag; sack; wallet.

And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor SCRIP, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. ( Luke 9:2-3 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Scrip'". A King James Dictionary.

Scrip. [E]

The Hebrew word thus translated appears in ( 1 Samuel 17:40 ) as a synonym for the bag in which the shepherds of Palestine carried their food or other necessities. The scrip of the Galilean peasants was of leather, used especially to carry their food on a journey, and slung over their shoulders. ( Matthew 10:10 ; Mark 6:8 ; Luke 9:3 ; 22:35 ) The English word "scrip" is probably connected with scrape, scrap, and was used in like manner for articles of food. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary


Bibliography Information

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

SCRIP

skrip:

A word connected with "scrap," and meaning a "bag," either as made from a "scrap" (of skin) or as holding "scraps" (of food, etc.). the King James Version has "scrip" in 1 Samuel 17:40 and 6 times in New Testament; the English Revised Version has "wallet" in the New Testament, but retains "script" in 1 Samuel 17:40; the American Standard Revised Version has "wallet" throughout.

See BAG.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SCRIP'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.