Bag [N] [E]

is the rendering of several words in the Old and New Testaments.

  1. 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.
  2. Cis , a bag for carrying weights, ( 25:13 ) also used as a purse ( Proverbs 1:14 )
  3. Celi , in ( Genesis 42:25 ) is the "sack" in which Jacobs sons carried the corn which they brought from Egypt.
  4. The shepherds "bag" used by David was for the purpose of carrying the lambs unable to walk. ( Zechariah 11:15 ; 16:5 )
  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 )
  6. 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 Information

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