Treasury (usually אוֹצָר, otsar, a collection, often rendered "treasure;" sometimes Heb. גּנָזַים, genazain [Es 3:9; Es 4:1], or Chald. גַּנזַין, ginzin [Ezr 5:17; Ezr 6:1; Ezr 7:20, "treasure-house"], a store or deposit). SEE ASUPPIM. In 1Ch 28:11, the treasury of the Temple is called גִּנזִך, ganzak; and means substantially the same as the κορβανᾶς of Mt 27:6, namely, the hoard of money contributed towards the expenses of that edifice. The same thing, or perhaps rather the place where the contribution-boxes for this purpose were kept, is designated in the New Test. as the γαζοφυλάκιον (Mr 12:41; Lu 21:1; Joh 8:20), and so likewise Josephus (Ant. 19:6,1; War, 5, 5, 2), after the Sept. (Ne 10:37; Ne 13:4-5,8; Es 3:9). According to the rabbins this treasury was in the court of the women, where stood thirteen chests called trumpets from their form or funnel-shaped mouth, into which the Jews cast their offerings (comp. Ex 30:13 sq.). SEE TEMPLE.

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