Farthing [N] [S]

  • Matthew 10:29 ; Luke 12:6 . Greek assarion, i.e., a small as , which was a Roman coin equal to a tenth of a denarius or drachma, nearly equal to a halfpenny of our money.

  • Matthew 5:26 ; Mark 12:42 (Gr. kodrantes), the quadrant, the fourth of an as , equal to two lepta, mites. The lepton (mite) was the very smallest copper coin.

    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 Information

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