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Bag

Types of bags mentioned in the Bible:

  1. A pocket with a cone-like shape in which Naaman bound two pieces of silver for Gehazi (2 Kings 5:23). The only time the same Hebrew word occurs elsewhere is in Isa. 3:22, where it is translated “crisping-pins,” but indicates the reticules (or “satchels”) carried by Hebrew women.

  2. Another Hebrew word (kees) is translated as a bag for carrying weights (Deut. 25:13; Prov. 16:11; Micah 6:11). It also indicates a purse (Prov. 1:14) and a cup (23:31).

  3. Another Hebrew word translated as “bag” occurs in 1 Sam. 17:40 is translated as “sack” in Genesis 42:25; and in 1 Sam. 9:7; 21:5 “vessel,” or wallet for carrying food.

  4. The Hebrew word translated in the King James Bible as “bags,” in which the priests bound up the money contributed for the restoration of the temple (2 Kings 12:10), is also translated as “bundle” (Genesis 42:35; 1 Sam. 25:29). It indicates bags used by travellers for carrying money during a journey (Prov. 7:20; Hag. 1:6).

  5. The “bag” of Judas was a small box (John 12:6; 13:29).