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Corban
        a Hebrew word adopted into the Greek of the New Testament and
        left untranslated. It occurs only once (Mark 7:11). It means a
        gift or offering consecrated to God. Anything over which this
        word was once pronounced was irrevocably dedicated to the
        temple. Land, however, so dedicated might be redeemed before the
        year of jubilee (Lev. 27:16-24). Our Lord condemns the Pharisees
        for their false doctrine, inasmuch as by their traditions they
        had destroyed the commandment which requires children to honour
        their father and mother, teaching them to find excuse from
        helping their parents by the device of pronouncing "Corban" over
        their goods, thus reserving them to their own selfish use.
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Corban' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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