corban (Kor´ban)

The Hebrew word for an offering dedicated to God (Lev 1:2; Num 7:13); it was used of the Nazirites in reference to their lifestyle (Josephus Antiquities 4.73). In (Mark 7:11-13), Jesus criticizes the notion that property declared to be “corban” did not have to be used in support of one’s parents.

Lev 1:2

2Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: When any of you bring an offering of livestock to the Lord, you shall bring your offering from the herd or from ... View more

Num 7:13

13his offering was one silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, bo ... View more

Mark 7:11-13

11But you say that if anyone tells father or mother, ‘Whatever support you might have had from me is Corban’ (that is, an offering to God)—12then you no longer ... View more

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