Bag [N] [E]
is the rendering of several words in the Old and New Testaments.
- Charitim , the "bags" in which Naaman bound up the two talents of silver for Gehazi. ( 2 Kings 5:23 ) They were long cone-like bags of the size to hold a precise amount of money, and tied or sealed for that amount, as we stamp the value on a coin.
- Cis , a bag for carrying weights, ( 25:13 ) also used as a purse ( Proverbs 1:14 )
- Celi , in ( Genesis 42:25 ) is the "sack" in which Jacobs sons carried the corn which they brought from Egypt.
- The shepherds "bag" used by David was for the purpose of carrying the lambs unable to walk. ( Zechariah 11:15 ; 16:5 )
- Tschar , properly a "bundle," ( Genesis 42:35 ) appears to have been used by travellers for carrying money during a long journey. ( Proverbs 7:20 )
- The "bag" which Judas carried was probably a small box or chest. ( John 12:6 ; 13:29 )
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bag'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.