Statement of Faith | Tell a Friend about Us | Color Scheme:    
Friday, February 15, 2019

Join Now!  |  Login
  Our Sponsors

• Bible software for Believing Study: SwordSearcher

• Help change the hearts of people one book at a time! Click to find out how!

• Looking for that lost cantata? Let US find it!

• Biblical Hebrew study & learning software: BMSoftware.com

 
  Study Resources

• Interlinear Bible

• Parallel Bible

• Daily Reading Plan

• Devotionals

• Commentaries

• Concordances

• Dictionaries

• Encyclopedias

• Lexicons

• History

• Sermon Essentials

• Audio Resources

• Religious Artwork

 
  SL Forums

• Apologetic Forum

• Christian Living

• Ministry Forum

• Evangelism Forum

• Passage Forum

• Help Forum

 
  Other Resources

• Advertise with SL

• FREE Resources

• Information

• Set Preferences

• Font Resources

• Contacting SL

 

 

Holman Bible Dictionary

Start Your Search
 
 
Choose a letter from below
to display alphabetical list:

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N
O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|Y|Z|1|2
 
    Printer friendly version
 
PreviousNext
MALTAMAMRE
 
Additional Resources
 
Concordances
• Nave's Topical Bible
Mammon
Dictionaries
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
Mammon
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Mammon
• Hitchcock's Bible Names
Mammon
• King James Dictionary
Mammon
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
Mammon
Encyclopedias
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Mammon
Lexicons
Greek - mammon
MAMMON

The Greek form of a Syriac or Aramaic word for “money,” “riches,” “property,” “worldly goods,” or “profit.” In general use it was a personification of riches as an evil spirit or deity. From about 1500 it has been current in English as indicating the evil influence of wealth. The word is not used in the Old Testament. In the New Testament it is used only by Jesus (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:9,Luke 16:11,Luke 16:13). In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said, “Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” He meant that no one can be a slave of God and worldly wealth at the same time. The undivided concentration of mind to money-getting is incompatible with wholehearted devotion to God and to His service (Colossians 3:5). In the parable of the unjust steward (Luke 15:1-13), Jesus commended the steward's foresight, not his method. His object was to point out how one may best use wealth, tainted or otherwise, with a view to the future. See Steward.

Ray Robbins


Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'MAMMON'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T4070>. 1991.

  HOME    TOP

Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent to corr@studylight.org
Suggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent to sugg@studylight.org
 

   Powered by LightSpeed Technology

Copyright © 2001-2019, StudyLight.org