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moneychangers

MONEY CHANGER

The Gk. trapezites (Mt 25:27), "Bankers," is a general term for a money changer, broker, banker; one who exchanges money for a fee and pays interest on deposits. The fact that this occupation had become characterized by greed may account for the strong language and vigorous action of Jesus in (Mt. 21:12) and (Mk 11:15).