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Drachma

Holman Bible Dictionary

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(drach' ma) The Greek term used to refer to the silver coins (Luke 15:8-9 ). It was a Greek unit of silver coinage that, during the time of the New Testament, was considered equivalent to the Roman denarius. In 300 B.C. a sheep cost one drachma, but apparently by New Testament times the drachma was worth much less. See Coins; Economic Life .

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Drachma'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​d/drachma.html. 1991.
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