[muhn-ee-cheyn-jer] /ˈmʌn iˌtʃeɪn dʒər/

a person whose business is the exchange of currency, usually of different countries, at a fixed or official rate.
a portable device consisting of conjoined vertical tubes for holding coins of different sizes and a mechanism for dispensing change, usually having a clip for attachment to a belt.
a person engaged in the business of exchanging currencies or money
(mainly US) a machine for dispensing coins

(Matt. 21:12; Mark 11:15; John 2:15). Every Israelite from twenty years and upwards had to pay (Ex. 30:13-15) into the sacred treasury half a shekel every year as an offering to Jehovah, and that in the exact Hebrew half-shekel piece. There was a class of men, who frequented the temple courts, who exchanged at a certain premium foreign moneys for these half-shekels to the Jews who came up to Jerusalem from all parts of the world. (See PASSOVER.) When our Lord drove the traffickers out of the temple, these money-changers fared worst. Their tables were overturned and they themselves were expelled.


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