Matthew 17:24 LEB

Paying the Double Drachma Temple Tax

24 Now [when]a they arrived in Capernaum, the ones who collected the double drachma [tax]b came up to Peter and said, "Does your teacher not pay the double drachma [tax]?"

References for Matthew 17:24

    • Ǵ 17:24 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle ("arrived")
    • ǵ 17:24 - This refers to the half-shekel annual tax paid by Jewish males to support the temple; over time the name of the coin commonly used to pay the tax came to be used for the tax itself