Greek - English Dictionary
G1384 - Approved
|Word Origin:||From G1380|
|Bible Usage:||approved tried.|
|Part of Speech:||Adjective|
properly acceptable (current after assayal) that is approved
1. accepted, particularly of coins and money.
2. accepted, pleasing, acceptable In the ancient world there was no banking system as we know ittoday, and no paper money. All money was made from metal, heateduntil liquid, poured into moulds and allowed to cool. When the coinswere cooled, it was necessary to smooth off the uneven edges. Thecoins were comparatively soft and of course many people shaved themclosely. In one century, more than eighty laws were passed inAthens, to stop the practice of shaving down the coins then incirculation. But some money changers were men of integrity, whowould accept no counterfeit money. They were men of honour who putonly genuine full weighted money into circulation. Such men werecalled "dokimos" or "approved". Donald Barnhouse
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by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.