A large container, usually square with a hinged lid. King Jehoash (Joash) circumvented prior priestly laggardliness in repairing the Temple by commanding the priest Jehoida to build a chest into which worshipers would directly deposit religious donations and from which professional craftsmen would be paid (2Kgs 12:10-11; 2Chr 24:8-11).

2Kgs 12:10-11

10Whenever they saw that there was a great deal of money in the chest, the king's secretary and the high priest went up, counted the money that was found in the ... View more

2Chr 24:8-11

8So the king gave command, and they made a chest, and set it outside the gate of the house of the Lord.9A proclamation was made throughout Judah and Jerusalem t ... View more

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