Stater [S]

Greek word rendered "piece of money" ( Matthew 17:27 , A.V.; and "shekel" in RSV). It was equal to two didrachmas ("tribute money," 17:24 ), or four drachmas, and to about 2s. 6d. of our money. (See SHEKEL .)

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Stater". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Stater. [E]

[MONEY] [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

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


sta'-ter (stater):

Used only once, Matthew 17:27, where it is rendered by "piece of money" in the King James Version and "shekel" in the Revised Version (British and American). It was originally a standard Greek weight equal to two drachmas, but later it was used to designate the tetradrachma, and this is probably the coin referred to in the above passage.


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